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January 15, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(3):83. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391280027012

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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —The reading of Dr. W. W. Jaggard's interesting case of the reduction of a chronic inversion of the uterus by colpeurysis, in the last number of The Journal (Jan. 1, 1887), revived an old thought of mine, which I have had no opportunity of putting to a practical test, viz., that doubtless more certainty and promptitude as well as safety, in the reduction of inverted uteri, might be attained by the direct application to the protruding fundus and body of mere purely medicinal and dynamical, or physiological agencies, than by mere pressure or mechanical means alone, though they may be usefully combined. Thus, by the immediate application to the inverted fundus and corpus uteri of astringents and stimulants the vis incita and tonicity of the uterine tissues might be sufficiently increased to cause contraction, retraction, and reduction of the inverted organ

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