Peoria Medical Monthly Volume 1
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...is even more disastrous than its first. The inevitable result of every mechanical appliance in the vagina to push a congested and prolapsed uterus up into its natural position and retain it there, will be the production in the end of complete or partial retro or anteversion. It cannot be otherwise. The pressure below from the instrument, and that above from the abdominal viscera, are not likely to operate on the uterus in a line with its axis, and the moment there is any deviation from that line, either the neck or the fundus is pushed out of the axis of the organ, and some species of anterior or posterior displacement is liable to occur. I believe that in the class of cases I have been referring to, all mechanical vaginal appliances are either entirely ineficacious or positively injurious. Every experienced practitioner must have seen cases where the most untoward events have ensued from their use. I have had occasion to see many such cases.. One recurs to me at this writing, which several of my colleagues in Peoria were kind enough to see with me. It was the case of a young unmarried lady, who while absent from home at a boarding school, had a pessary introduced by the physician of the establishment, for some uterine difficulty, with the injunction that it should be worn for a lengthened period. During the eighteen months that she continued in school, it was occasionally removed and replaced. After her return home it was removed by myself, the parts in the meantime having become very painful. I found the neck of the uterus bent back at nearly a right angle with its body, and that the continued pressure which it had exercised on the posterior part of the vagina, had produced quite a large ulcer there. Astringent injections into the...
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- 13 Sep 2013
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