[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 18.204.55.168. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 11, 1890

A NEW DOUBLE CATHETER FOR UTERINE INJECTION.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

Author Affiliations

ADJUNCT TO THE MATERNITÉ OF GENEVA, (SWITZERLAND); CONSULTING PHYSICIAN TO THE MISÉRICORDE, ETC.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(2):52-54. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410020016001d

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

In our days of asepticism every instrument, or part of instrument, must be thoroughly scrubbed in every corner where the microbes take their abode. Following this principle, I had made in Paris a vesical catheter, made of two pieces, one sliding into the other, so as to be separable in two corresponding grooves, and being very easily cleansed with the brush. Of course the blind end, near the eyes, is filled up to the level of the eyes, with metal, so as to leave no corner or uneven space, or cul-de-sac to lodge the dreaded microbes.

That was all right, as long as the vesical catheter alone was concerned, in which the fluid supports no pressure, and which is short. But when I tried to apply this contrivance to the long sound for uterine irrigation in which the antiseptic fluid is forced with some power, I found no maker could

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×