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July 10, 1926

Special Article

JAMA. 1926;87(2):98-99. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680020026009

THE TECHNIC OF MEDICATION  A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THE METHODS OF PRESCRIBING AND PREPARING, THE INDICATIONS FOR, AND THE USES OF VARIOUS MEDICAMENTSBERNARD FANTUS, M.D.Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Rush Medical CollegeCHICAGO(Continued from page 33)Hot Vaginal Irrigation: Prolonged hot vaginal irrigation (at 115 F.—as hot as can be borne) is employed chiefly for the production of hyperemia, not only in the parts immediately touched by the water but also in adjoining portions, such as the internal generative organs. It has an analgesic action, hastens the absorption of exudate, and favors limitation of inflammation. Such prolonged hot douching is usually not well borne in the presence of fever; and in general, should not be employed in fresh inflammatory processes;70 it is usually contraindicated by bleeding of the uterus or its adnexa, though brief hot or cold irrigation may be used. As large quantities of