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This case is reported to reemphasize the danger to life and health from the use of the gold stem cervical pessary, commonly used as a contraceptive measure.
Mrs. C. J. C., aged 30, the mother of two children, aged 3 and 4 years, was admitted to the Kennedy Deaconess Hospital, Dec. 16, 1932. A sister had died several years previously of pulmonary tuberculosis. The family history was otherwise of no importance. Two and one-half years previously an abdominal operation had been performed elsewhere, at which time she had been told that a cyst had been removed from the left ovary.
There was no history of a miscarriage; the last pregnancy had terminated at full term three years previously. The menses occurred every three weeks; the flow was profuse, continuing for from eight to ten days. Pain was quite severe at the beginning of the period, and the patient was usually
Sussex LT. PENETRATION OF THE UTERUS BY GOLD STEM PESSARY. JAMA. 1933;100(19):1490-1491. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.27420190001008