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March 26, 1887

ANTISEPTIC TAMPONNEMENT OF THE VAGINA IN PELVIC INFLAMMATIONS.Remarks made before the Chicago Gynæcological Society, January 21, 1887,

JAMA. 1887;VIII(13):344-345. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391380008001d

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What I have to present refers to tamponnement of the vagina and supporting the uterus in cases of pelvic trouble, notably of inflammation and enlargement of the uterus, and as the work has grown upon me, other complications in the way of pelvic trouble have also been treated with a result that has rather surprised me. For it, I claim nothing original.

A year ago last fall I commenced the treatment of a case of general metritis and prolapsus of both ovaries with enlargement, which had brought the woman to a very low state. She had had all sorts of operations performed and advised—repair of the neck of the perineum for laceration,—and had been recommended to have the ovaries removed. Upon examination I found the uterus immovable. I placed the woman in the genu-pectoral position and tamponned the vagina with absorbent cotton, saturated with boro-glycerine. The vagina was douched before

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