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April 2, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(14):375-376. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391390011002

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Uterine Dyspesia.  —In connection with a case lately observed by himself, Jaffé, of Frankfort-on-Main, calls attention to the affection which Kisch has named dyspepsia uterina, meaning thereby a dyspeptic condition that has its origin and cause in a diseased condition of the female sexual organs. Although it is well known to medical men, that during the course of diseases of the female sexual organs there may arise various dyspeptic symptoms, as disordered digestion, eructations and constipation, there has been no clear conception of the significance of these symptoms.His case was the following: Miss S., æt.23 years, had been affected two years before coming under Jaffè's observation, with a suspicious apex catarrh. She now sought relief for various nervous complaints, and more especially for an obstinate want of appetite. She had no fever, the color was remarkably pale, the courses were regular, quite painful. Excepting some dulness over the right

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