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May 11, 1901

THE RELATION AND POSITION OF PELVIC ORGANS. EXAMINATION OF PATIENTS.

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PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY AT THE POST-GRADUATE SCHOOL. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(19):1294-1300. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.52470190006001a

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Abstract

While we know definitely the approximate size and exact structure of the various organs of the pelvis, there is still a great deal of cloudiness and misunderstanding about the true relations and positions of these organs. As an example, one will frequently hear it stated that there is no such thing as a normal position, or even an approximate position of the uterus! If the uterus were an unimportant organ, if it did not have the highest function to perform that is required of any organ, we might, at first thought, think that this one organ did not have a place in which it might be considered at home. Inasmuch, however, as it is such an important organ, we have a right to assume that it possesses a place, and that it is not simply cast into the pelvis, anywhere, and allowed to occupy any position not already occupied by

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