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September 3, 1898

TREATMENT OF RETRODISPLACEMENTS OF THE UTERUS BY SHORTENING THE ROUND LIGAMENTS PER VAGINAM.

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PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY NEW YORK POLYCLINIC; VISITING GYNECOLOGIST TO CHARITY HOSPITAL, ETC. NEW YORK, N. Y.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(10):508-514. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450100006002a

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Abstract

Dr. Howard A. Kelly, at the recent meeting of the American Gynecological Society at Boston, announced in a discussion that he had collected a list of fortyfive different operations that had been suggested for the relief of retrodisplacements of the uterus. Accepting this statement as true, what more suggestive fact could we have of the importance in which this affection is regarded by the profession, or of the assiduity with which the profession has devoted itself to its relief?

Much has been learned regarding the dynamics of the female pelvis, but much still remains to be discovered. Plates representing saggital sections of the female pelvis taken from frozen sections have been transmitted from one generation of text-books to another, and the errors therein depicted have likewise been transmitted from one generation of medical men to another. The section of a frozen pelvis represents the relation of the parts in that

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