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July 5, 1902

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF COMPLICATED BUT ASEPTIC RETROVERSIONS OF THE UTERUS IN FRUITFUL WOMEN.THE PERMANENT AND HARMLESS RESULTS THAT SHOULD CONSTITUTE THE NORMAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENT AND BY WHAT METHOD THEY ARE BEST OBTAINED.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(1):10-12. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480270010001c
Abstract

It must be distinctly borne in mind that in this article we refer to the treatment of this disorder, only as it occurs during the childbearing period of women's lives; in women who should and can retain a probable capacity for conception. In patients of this class, it is our duty to correct these comparatively inferior disorders, not merely for some uncertain temporary period, but permanently, and, in doing so, also promote rather than compromise the patient's chances for maternity. These more ideal results are obtained only by a judicious selection and skilful use of only a few of the greater number of operations which are admissible for cases in whom the crucial test of pregnancy is not likely to occur.

Retroversion and flexion of the uterus, even with a moderate degree of adhesions and of degenerate conditions in its adnexæ, never causes death. It does not lead directly or

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