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April 23, 1887

VAGINAL PRESSURE IN THE TREATMENT OF CHRONIC PELVIC DISEASE.Abstract of a paper read before the Chicago Gynæcological Society, February 18. 1887.

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JAMA. 1887;VIII(17):454-456. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391420006001a

The brief paper which I have to present this evening was suggested by some remarks, with which the society was favored at its last meeting by Dr. Etheridge, entitled a "Preliminary PreliminaryNoteonc Tamponnement of the Vagina in the Treatment of Pelvic Inflammation." It would have afforded me pleasure to endorse the treatment which was advocated at that time, had an opportunity been given for so doing, for I have had occasion to make frequent use of it, and to learn its advantages, during the past eight or nine years.

My attention was first called to this subject by reading a paper which was published by Dr. V. H. Taliaferro, of Atlanta, Ga., in 1878, on "The Application of Pressure in Diseases of the Uterus," in which the writer presented many facts and arguments to prove the great therapeutic efficacy of the principle of pressure as applied to the treatment of

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