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August 11, 1894

VENTRO-FIXATION IN EXTREME ANTERIOR DISPLACEMENTS OF THE UTERUS.Read in the Section on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.

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JAMA. 1894;XXIII(6):229-231. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421110017001e

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It is fairly understood that gynecologists are at variance in regard to their ideas of the clinical import of extreme anteversion and anteflexion of the uterus. Some there are indeed, who believe that these unnatural positions are of so little consequence as to merit little or no consideration. Some writers, however, do give these pathologic conditions some attention and cast about in a somewhat doubtful manner, hopeful of remedies for relief from the symptoms and consequences which they are supposed to sometimes produce.

Personally, I am inclined to regard anteversion and anteflexion of the uterus as being of little importance ordinarily, but when the displacement is extreme, or if certain complications are present, the aspect of the case is so changed that much suffering may be the consequence.

I am sure that retroversion of the uterus often exists for years without causing particular distress and I am much inclined to

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