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ELECTRICITY IN GYNECOLOGY.

ELECTRICITY IN GYNECOLOGY. The practice of gynecology, during the last two decades, has undergone more violent revolutions, perhaps, than any other branch of medicine. But a short time ago it was believed and taught that displacements of the uterus were the foundation cause of nearly all pelvic troubles, and laboring under this delusion, but few cases of uterine disease could be properly treated without a carefully adjusted pessary. With nearly all gynecologists it was the sine qua non. To-day, the pessary is practically a thing of the past, and but seldom serves a useful purpose. At one time the most powerful caustics were applied, without reserve, to the endometrium; but soon they were dropped for the milder ones, and still later, the hot water douche and glycerine or boro-glyceride tampon have nearly displaced them all. At another time the lacerated cervix and perineum were the causes of all the ailments to which the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

ELECTRICITY IN GYNECOLOGY.

JAMA , Volume XX (12) – Mar 25, 1893

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1893 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1893.02420390009001a
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Abstract

The practice of gynecology, during the last two decades, has undergone more violent revolutions, perhaps, than any other branch of medicine. But a short time ago it was believed and taught that displacements of the uterus were the foundation cause of nearly all pelvic troubles, and laboring under this delusion, but few cases of uterine disease could be properly treated without a carefully adjusted pessary. With nearly all gynecologists it was the sine qua non. To-day, the pessary is practically a thing of the past, and but seldom serves a useful purpose. At one time the most powerful caustics were applied, without reserve, to the endometrium; but soon they were dropped for the milder ones, and still later, the hot water douche and glycerine or boro-glyceride tampon have nearly displaced them all. At another time the lacerated cervix and perineum were the causes of all the ailments to which the

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Mar 25, 1893

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