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February 15, 1902

THE PREVENTION OF PELVIC DISEASE BEFORE AND DURING PUBERTY.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(7):442-443. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480070008001c
Abstract

So intimate is the association between the normal functional life and soundness of mind and body in the young woman, that my part of this discussion resolves itself largely into the subject of general hygiene. However interesting the résumé of authorities upon proper diet, dress, posture and exercise (both mental and physical) might prove, yet I shall consider but a few points of more specific character.

The first question which one naturally asks is: "What are the pathologic conditions of the uterus and its adnexa whose causative factors may be traced to the period leading up to and beyond puberty?" 1, retroversions and retroflexions of the uterus; 2, endometritis; 3, metritis; 4, sclerotic and cystic degeneration of the ovaries.

1. Displacements.  —Goodell has related a number of cases of sudden misplacements of the uterus caused by the making of a misstep, or by jumping from the high old-fashioned stage coaches

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