A System of Practical Medicine Volume 4

A System of Practical Medicine Volume 4

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...is effected by contractions of the muscular walls, fatty metamorphosis of the uterine substance, and profuse secretion. Disturbance of any one of these processes may defer indefinitely the return of the organ to its normal relations. When pregnancy is prematurely interrupted the operation of each of these factors is materially modified. Uterine contractions are relatively feeble. The stimulus of a nursing child is also lacking. The albuminoids of the muscular protoplasm are not so readily converted into fat capable of easy resorption. A comparatively large quantity of decidua vera--even in the absence of portions of the foetal envelopes--is retained within the uterine cavity, and the secretory activity of the eudometrium is seriously disturbed. Then, women are less careful after miscarriages than labor at term. Laceration of the cervix uteri--an accident liable to occur in abortion as well as during confinement at term--if at all extensive, usually interferes with the retrograde metamorphosis of the uterus. 2. Continuous or repeated hyperamtia, active or passive, frequently exceeds physiological limits and leads to chronic metritis. Menstrual subinvolution, dysmenorrhoea from organic stenoses, flexions, changes in position with retained menstrual fluid, excessive venery, masturbation, conjugal onanism, chronic endometritis--especially gonorrhoeal--inflam-matious of the pelvic cellular tissue, chronic oophoritis, new formations as in the case of carcinoma and myoma, --result in the production of active flexion and venous engorgement. The pernicious effects of conjugal onanism in the causation of chronic uterine infarct have been dwelt upon with particular fondness by Wenzel, Scanzoni, Emmet, Goodell, and numerous other ancient and modern..show more

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  • Paperback | 474 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 839g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664337
  • 9781236664334