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June 15, 1889

MASSAGE IN GYNECOLOGICAL PRACTICE.

JAMA. 1889;XII(24):843-845. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401010015005

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Abstract

A great deal of interest is being manifested of late in the treatment of uterine displacements and inflammatory exudates surrounding the female pelvic organs, by means of what may be called (for want of a better term) pelvic massage.

The principles involved in this method of treatment and their actual application in gynecological practice, while scarcely to be regarded as new have nevertheless only just begun to attract anything like general interest on the part of the profession. For some years past articles descriptive of the application of the methods, with accounts more or less credible of the cures achieved, have appeared in the literature of gynecology and in the near future the subject will doubtless have a literature of its own.

One of the earlier papers on this subject and one that has attracted considerable attention both at home and abroad, is that by Prof. A. Reeves Jackson, of

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