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May 4, 1907

THE PREFERABLE METHOD OF ANTERIOR FIXATION OF THE UTERUS WHEN THE ABDOMEN IS OPEN.

Author Affiliations

Clinical Professor of Gynecology, Washington University; Gynecologist to Washington University Hospital and Chief of the Gynecological Clinic; Associate Gynecologist, St. Louis Mullanphy Hospital; Consulting Gynecologist, Bethesda Hospital. ST. LOUIS.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(18):1488-1490. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220440020001e
Abstract

There has been too much laudation of particular operations as such and too little consideration of the various conditions found, in the pelvis in operative cases and of how to treat those conditions.

No one operation is applicable to all cases. Even narrowing the subject down to those cases in which the abdomen has necessarily been opened, on account of tubal disease or other abnormal condition, the answer to the question as to which operation is preferable still depends on the associated conditions rather than on the displacement itself. Any one with even a moderate experience knows that intrapelvic conditions differ widely and that an operation which in one case cures retrodisplacement, in another case might prove a complete failure.

My purpose is not to describe a new operation, nor yet to take up an extended or systematic review of established procedures, but simply to mention certain practical points that

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