Observations on Diseases of the Uterus

Observations on Diseases of the Uterus

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ... it is a physiological axiom that the secretion of any part is, c teris paribus, in proportion to ihe quantity of blood distributed to it, this increased mucus is naturally accounted for; but in some women there is not a disposition in the part to adapt itself to these circumstances, and therefore the relief which might hereby be procured is lost. As a still further confirmation of the truth of this opinion, it will be found that there is considerable swelling about the parts of generation, the.veins are really, as Dr. Sims has stated va7 rious, and frequently the haemorrhoidal vessels partaking of the fame state, as being from their locality under the influence of the fame cause, piles are no unusual concomitant.Though according to this idea the cure must principally depend on such means as are calculated to diminish this plethora, there are some points of consequence to be attended to in regulating this part of our practice, for though a congestion of blood in the vessels of the parts is the principal cause of the irritation, yet this, irritation having been kept up for some time, may bring on such a sensibility in the part as may render topical remedies exceedingly necessary to remove the effects of its continuance. With regard to bleeding where particular reasons do not forbid, most assuredly the highest benefit will be obtained from opening a vein on the pubis, which may be done with the greatest facility and without any ligature being applied. I have drawn blood in this manner by the lancet, and the stream has flowed out to a considerable distance, and continued as long as was was necessary without either ligature or pressure. Bleeding from the arm is much less beneficial, because we are robbing the constitution of What it is not..show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529596
  • 9781236529596