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July 16, 1892

DISEASED UTERINE APPENDAGES AS FACTORS IN MUSCULAR AND JOINT AFFECTIONS.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-third Annual meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, June, 1892.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Gynecology Kansas Medical College, Fellow of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, President of the Western Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, etc.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(3):62-63. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420030004001b

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Abstract

Serious neurotic affections are so commonly attributable to diseased uterine adnexa, it is quite natural and, indeed, altogether the "latest style" to make diseased pelvic organs responsible for all morbific conditions when the true etiology is in the least obscure.

There is, perhaps, too much stress placed on the uterus and attached organs as the cause of systemic disturbances, and yet, it is frequently demonstrable that disease of these organs is the prime factor, or active agent in causing functional derangements oftentimes quite remote from the pelvis. In order that specialists shall not become too narrow in their views, it is prudent to endeavor to find the cause of nervous affections in every other part of the human economy, before any thought of the pelvic organs is considered. That is, should the patient give a clear history of suffering from disease of the pelvic organs, we should inspect with care

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