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July 5, 1902

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THE UTEROSACRAL LIGAMENTS THROUGH THE VAGINA IN RETROVERSION OF THE UTERUS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(1):12-19. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480270012001d
Abstract

The treatment of retroversion of the uterus has been a subject that has afforded a great amount of discussion and application of mechanical ingenuity. That it is a condition, per se, requiring treatment is still an unsettled question. In nearly every discussion of the subject before any body of scientific men, either ignorant of or well informed concerning the subject, there are some who say usually no symptoms are created by it alone and therefore no treatment is required. No doubt this is true in an occasional case, but as a rule I am inclined to the opposite belief. However, in any case of retroversion in which no symptoms are present I would suggest no treatment—a broad principle applicable as well in this as in some other conditions. It is not, therefore, of such cases of retroversion I would speak to-day, but rather of those in which symptoms and complications

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