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June 13, 1891

PATHOLOGICAL ANTEFLEXION OF THE UTERUS.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVI(24):846-848. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410760018001e

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"Plastic operation to straighten the anteflexed uterus."

Accepting the opinion held by the most advanced gynecologists, that anteflexiou is a deformity, and belongs to the group of pathological conditions which govern that order of lesion, there will be no place to discuss the old terms and divisions, which have controlled the discussions and treatment of anteflexions for a term of years past.

That this lesion is amenable to the laws and rules which govern the treatment of deformities, is self-evident.

Any malformation is not usually meddled with unless it disturbs the mental or physical balance of the wearer. It must be malignant, painful, unsightly, or interfere with personal comfort or happiness.

The discovery of this deformity comes after puberty; and whether the cause is congenital non-development from malnutrition, or acquired, through inflammation, or from the result of other affections, such as adhesions, pressure or tumors, the lesion is a fact,

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