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September 5, 1885

THE TREATMENT OF UTERINE FLEXURES BY THE INTRA-UTERINE STEM.

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OF PITTSBURGH, PA.

JAMA. 1885;V(10):258-261. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391090006001a
Abstract

I desire to make a plea for the more frequent use of the intra-uterine stem in flexures of the uterine body. I am convinced that this mode of cure is not practised as often as it should be, and that it is capable of affording relief in many cases which can be attained by no other method. We all know that thare is a very general distrust of the intra-uterine stem among the large body of medical practitioners —a distrust which is not born of experience, as it can be proved that at least one-half of the regular practitioners of medicine in the United States have not even given the instrument a single trial.

Their disinclination to use it arises simply from the reports which are given in the leading text books on gynecology, in which the dangers and disasters following its use are more emphatically referred to than the

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