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September 24, 1927

"BEE-CELL," RESULTING IN BLADDER STONE AND IN VESICOVAGINAL AND RECTOVAGINAL FISTULAS

Author Affiliations

Jackson, Mich.
From the Jackson Clinic.

JAMA. 1927;89(13):1057-1058. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92690130003016a

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Abstract

Of the numerous anticonceptional devices with their various detrimental complications, this case of bee-cell has shown more local pathologic changes than those presented by any case that has come to my attention, either directly or by a review of the literature.

A robust looking married woman, aged 35, had had four healthy children, the youngest, 7 years of age. The labors were uncomplicated. She had not had any serious illnesses. About two years after the birth of her youngest child, she inserted into the vagina a device called by the manufacturers a bee-cell. This was a heavy rubber cube about 2 inches in each dimension. On each of its six surfaces was a conical depression apparently to fit over the cervix, giving the user a wide range of latitude in the manner and skill of its insertion. A depression for the cervix was available regardless of which surface happened

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