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July 30, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(5):254-255. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450050052017

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EUREKA HOT-WATER VAGINAL APPLICATOR.  BY S. L. WEST, M.D.,PHILADELPHIA. PA.My apology for presenting a new hot-water vaginal applicator to the medical profession is that so far no approved method of applying hot water internally to the female pelvic organs is at our command; and the great necessity for prompt relief of the many minor ills arising from perverted and suppressed functions of those organs demands some commendable appliance. The hot water douche is only an apology for a better method of accomplishing the great demand for local treatment of those organs. To say the least, it is attended with discomfort and fatigue to the patient, and, as used by the majority of patients, its benefits are questionable.The merits of the "Eureka Hot-Water Vaginal Applicator," which is here illustrated, at once commend it to the attention and approval of the medical profession. Its application may be briefly stated

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