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July 10, 1886


JAMA. 1886;VII(2):53-54. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250070061010

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Causes of Sterility—The Pancreatic Juice—Horny Tumor of the Scalp—The Abuse of Carbolic Acid—M. Chevreul.

In a clinical lecture recently delivered by Professor Pajot, he stated that among the causes of sterility uterine catarrh is about the most common. Next in the order of frequency may be mentioned the narrowness of the os uteri and the peculiar conical form of its cervix, which is almost characteristic of the sterile condition. When, however, the external orifice of the neck is cup-shaped, which gives the sensation to the touch of a small depression produced by a lentil imbedded in potter's clay, the affection in this condition is curable. Another cause of sterility in women is attributed to uterine displacements, which have often been, and still are, turned to profitable account by quacks, and unfortunately, also by medical men who prefer their own interests to those of science. Uterine displacements are divided into

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