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1873 Excerpt: ...worn partly within and partly without the vagina,
styled by Colombat the "trou d'enfer" of Feburier; or a gum bottle
with a sponge on its anterior face, introduced into the canal; or
tampons of fine linen, or soft sponge so adjusted as to occlude the
opening. Of all these devices the metallic shield of Prof. Meigs
answers the best purpose, yet it must be confessed all are but
sorry contrivances, and will be soon abandoned. A rigid attention
to cleanliness, by frequent ablution, and the use of an
interfemoral napkin or diaper, will, perhaps, give most
satisfaction. Fabricius Hildanus, as related by Colombat, furnishes
an instance of a case which was cured, after eight months, by
vaginal injections, consisting of barley-water and the mucilage of
quince seeds. The following passage, in his quaint style, narrates
the event: "Ilia autem continuo usa medicamentis (ut dixi)
conglutinantibus, et per intervalla etiam purgantibus, intra menses
octo, non sine admiratione omnium eorum quibus res cognita plane
curata fuit, adeo nunc Dei optimi maxima gratia ne guttula quidem
urinse involuntarisB affluat, sed a vesica colligatur, retineatur
et excernatur non aliter ac si antea nunauam male affecta fuisset."
Radical treatment.--It was only about the beginning of the present
century any attempts for the cure of this distressing malady were
thought of, and only within the last twenty years that any
encouraging results have been attained. At present we approach the
management of a case of vesicovaginal fistula with the same degree
of confidence as that of stone or hydrocele. The history of the
various methods practised for its cure--although most of them have
passed into history--will be presented, as they furnish the most
remarkable example of untiring, ...
|Country of origin:
David Hayes Agnew
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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