The need of uterine drainage as based upon modern surgical principles is or ought to be so well understood that anything said in this direction may seem as though treading on already well beaten grounds. Yet the importance of the subject will bear repeating, even though we have good reason to expect these indications to become fewer and fewer, as time goes on, hand in hand with aseptic obstetrics and gynecology. Still there is one thing certain, that until we may live in a Utopia of a sterilized medical profession and absolute cleanly patients, the dirty doctor (I mean surgically dirty) and ignorant midwife will always be with us, and leave infection along their wake. Beside, an infected womb of ten or fifteen years ago, may at any time, cost our patient the price of her life, irrespective of the law of established tolerance. The indication for uterine drainage and
GROTHAN O. A COMBINED UTERINE IRRIGATOR AND DRAINAGE TUBE, WITH INDICATIONS FOR ITS USE. JAMA. 1895;XXV(22):951–952. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430480029001g
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