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February 9, 1895

RETRO-DISPLACEMENTS OF THE UTERUS WITH SOME MODES OF TREATMENT.

Author Affiliations

MILWAUKEE, WIS.

JAMA. 1895;XXIV(6):189-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430060007001b
Abstract

The different opinions which have been and still are held regarding the pathologic importance of the retro-positions of the uterus, together with the many different mechanical and surgical measures employed for their relief, form an interesting and profitable study. The subject is not a new one; and it would seem that a sufficient amount of evidence is already at hand to warrant definite opinions and establish well defined lines of remedial procedure. This, however, is not the case; for one who reads the literature of the subject from the time of Simpson to the present day is liable to be a good deal confused both as to the importance of the condition itself and the value of the different remedies for its relief.

Dr. Simpson's articles on retro-position were published between 1843 and 1848. They were the first extensive observations upon the subject which had yet been published. The prominence

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