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February 18, 1911

OPERATION FOR RETRODISPLACEMENT OF THE UTERUS

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PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1911;LVI(7):481-484. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560070013004
Abstract

I am not greatly interested in the minute anatomy, the exact relative normal position of the organ and ligaments when I am faced with a displacement of the uterus. There are so many factors entering into the new position, and so much uncertainty as to which one or which combination causes the trouble that the question to be solved is rather, how the uterus can he held in such a position as to relieve the untoward symptoms and at the same time do no future damage. It matters little to us whether the means used. are the natural ones or not. As a matter of fact, this is exactly what is done by each and every operator without exception, no matter how learnedly in the first instance he discusses the natural supports.

In further discussion I shall merely present the procedure with which I have been experimenting for the past

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