A Treatise on Acute and Chronic Diseases of the Neck of the Uterus

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Blanchard and Lea, 1854 - Cervix uteri - 116 pages
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Page 28 - Duverney's glands, and, that the most mischievous of leucorrhoeal evacuations is that which comes from the canal of the cervix of the womb. The muciparous glands of the vagina furnish either a thin watery mucus, or one of a creamy consistence, which, in other instances, is almost butyraceous, or concrete. The excretion from the follicles and glands of the canal of the neck, is always gluey or albuminous, and resembles fresh white of eggs} and, when the patient, in describing the disorder...
Page 56 - A long habit of this kind comes at last to ruin the uterine ligaments ; so that the fundus, being wholly overset backwards, sinks down into the Douglass cul-desac, while the os takes a permanent place near the symphysis pubis ; and this is retroversion. It is even sometimes a congenital malposition, as shown by Morgagni and others. But, let it be remembered that the womb is constitutionally prone to set off on a race of hypertrophie development, and we may then understand how it shall be readily...
Page 18 - Wherefore the Committee do not find themselves called upon to discountenance and reprobate the prudent and necessary employment of the modern methods and instruments, invented to improve the means both of diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases of the cervix uteri ; conceiving that this is a matter to be left to the conscience and judgment of their brethren, whenever the occasion may arise. The reactions of the reproductive...
Page 31 - The albuminous leucorrhoea is a sign of inflammation of the cervix, in which is included the canal, with its copious muciparous apparatus. It is as much a surgical disorder as an ulcer of the leg, or an anthrax, or conjunctivitis. When the surgical disorder is cured the sign disappears. Hence we desire to express the opinion, that such leucorrhoeas are to be held as acute or chronic inflammations of the canal of the neck, and ought to be treated accordingly.
Page 31 - Hence we desire to express the opinion, that such leucorrhoeas are to be held as acute or chronic inflammations of the canal of the neck, and ought to be treated accordingly. The most essential element of a successful practice exists in a positive diagnosis. It will not do for us to believe, or suspect, or infer, this or that — we must guard the interests of the patient by knowing it is this, or that, or the other form and stage of a disease.
Page 29 - ... comes from the canal of the cervix of the womb. The muciparous glands of the vagina furnish either a thin watery mucus, or one of a creamy consistence, which, in other instances, is almost butyraceous, or concrete. The excretion from the follicles and glands of the canal of the neck, is always gluey or albuminous, and resembles fresh white of eggs} and, when the patient, in describing the disorder, informs us that she discovers a slimy mucUs, and especially if it appears at intervals of once...
Page 36 - ... albuminous discharges heretofore mentioned, we shall rarely fail to observe a positive inflammation of the cervix and os uteri, or to notice a certain quantity of transparent viscid phlegm, oozing slowly away, or tamponing the orifice of the canal of the cervix. One or both of the lips of the womb may be found tumid, softened, granulated, or botryoidal in appearance, and of a uniform red ; or else drusy as to the surface, and presenting some resemblance to the surface and color of a ripe raspberry...
Page 55 - Reporter has long been fully convinced that retroversion of the womb constitutes seventy-five per cent. of all cases of sexual disorders, of a gravity sufficient to require appeal to medical advice.
Page 30 - ... state of ordinary health, the production — which is equal merely to the physiological demand — is so inconsiderable, that the albumen is not to be observed ; but any augmented vital activity in the cervix may make its presence manifest. It has already been remarked that subjects of leucorrhoea complain of it as a weakening disorder ; nor can it be denied that this albuminous fluor from the cervix mostly coincides with a sense of great lassitude and debility — not because of the wastage...
Page 92 - Bichat contractilitg par d6faut d'extension. It could not be otherwise. As to the external apparatus called utero-abdominal supporters, which we have the mortification to see prescribed and applauded by physicians and surgeons, even eminent persons in our class, we can but express again our conviction of their utter uselessness, as well as the liability of those who use them to aggravation of all the evils for which they are the pretended remedies. We have here placed a drawing (Plate 21), taken...

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