Clinical Lectures on Diseases Peculiar to Women

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byLombe Atthill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...In this case I cauterized not only the exposed surface of the cervix in the manner described, but I also passed the stick of caustic potash to the depth of at least half an inch into the cervical canal; this proceeding did not cause much pain. The only local treatment I subsequently adopted, was placing in the vagina daily, pledgets of cotton saturated with glycerine. Of course I confined the patient to bed for several days. The slough was thrown off in less than a week. The surface thus exposed presented a very healthy appearance and healed up rapidly, so that at the expiration of about three weeks I was able to allow the patient to return home cured. In these severe cases, the total destruction of the diseased surface by caustic potash is by far the most effectual means at our disposal; and if care be taken to limit the application to the cervix, and if the vagina be washed out freely immediately afterwards with vinegar, no injury to that canal nor any unpleasant consequences need be feared. The milder cases of abrasion of the cervix will generally yield to the use of nitrate of silver or carbolic acid. Tincture of iodine sometimes seems to agree, but I do not rely on it. I have however noticed that its use seems sometimes to allay the back-ache from which the subjects of uterine diseases suffer so much. I also use a saturated solution of carbolic acid in spirit, and in mild cases it answers very well. In concluding my remarks on the treatment of the more acute forms of cervical inflammation, especially when, as nearly always is the case, the disease implicates the membrane lining its canal, I must repeat that you have to deal with a most troublesome, and often an intractable, affection, and one which can only be cured by active and energetic...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...In this case I cauterized not only the exposed surface of the cervix in the manner described, but I also passed the sti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217190359

ISBN - 13:9780217190350

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