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December 10, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXXI(24):1404-1406. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450240019002f

Included in this are uterismus, vaginismus, esophagismus, caputismus, pedismus, spinismus, crinismus and all pains that are reflex from the uterus, either touchal or experienced subjectively alone. To show that such cases are common, permit the following illustration:

Mrs. A. complained of swelling and pain in both ankles, called rheumatism, but there was no morphology of rheumatic blood. Intra-uterismus was found and treated with iodoform vectors. It was cured and also the ankle joint troubles.

Miss B. had vaginismus so that she had to be etherized for an examination, which revealed an anteflexed and anteverted uterus. After the use of iodoform vaginal capsules the vaginismus was cured and afterward the uterine lesions of place were relieved by mechanical means.

Miss C., aged 30, could not swallow solid food. Bougies showed that there was no organic stricture of the gullet. Careful exploration revealed a verted and flexed uterus, relief of which was