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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. 1856 Excerpt: ...the uterus. In one of the above
four, pregnancy was preceded by the replacement of the organ; but in the other two, not only was the womb misplaced at
the time of conception, but was ascertained to continue so after delivery. Four having previously given birth to living
children, miscarried after the development of symptoms of uterine misplacement; and in one of the number, miscarriage
had twice occurred, while fourteen, having previously given birth to one or more living children, had passed more than a
year since the commencement of the symptoms without conceiving. In three of this number, however, though still within
the child-bearing age, conception had not taken place for two years in one instance, and for four years in the other
two, previous to the commencement of the symptoms of misplacement of the womb. The above detail of symptoms shows, I
think, that while versions and flexions of the womb by no means invariably produce either considerable local suffering
or considerable functional disturbance, their presence or absence is yet far from being a matter of indifference, and we
must admit them as constituting a distinct class of by no means unimportant ailments of the womb. But even though they
were themselves of but little moment, it would nevertheless be very necessary that we should THEIR DIAGNOSIS. 217 learn
to distinguish them from other and more serious uterine ailments with which some of them are, on a superficial
examination, very likely to be confounded. With ordinary care, indeed, any misplacement of the whole uterus, assuming as
it almost always does the form of retroversion, can scarcely be overlooked or mistaken, for the fundus uteri thrown
backwards, and often downwards, into the hollow of the sacrum, and the mouth of the womb directed ...