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THE TREATMENT

OF

PELVIC INFLAMMATIONS

THROUGH THE VAGINA

BY

WILLIAM R. PRYOR, M.D.

PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY, New York POLYCLINIC; CONSULTING SURGEON,
CITY (CHARITY) HOSPITAL ; VISITING SURGEON, ST. ELIZABETH

HOSPITAL, NEW YORK Y.

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PREFACE.

This little book has been written at the request of the gentlemen who have attended my lectures in the New York Polyclinic, and is but an elaboration of what I have said and done before my audiences.

There exists the utmost confusion in the profession regarding the most successful methods of treating pelvic inflammations; and inasmuch as inflammatory lesions constitute the majority of all pelvic diseases, the subject is an important one: Furthermore, these cases are, as a rule, emergency cases. An attending physician cannot waste time in studying up an operation to be performed, nor can he transport his patient to a distant hospital.

I have gone into pathology only so far as will enable the operator to identify the lesions. Some stress has been laid upon the physical characteristics of the intraperitoneal lesions as revealed by vaginal section, for it is upon such an inspection that the nature of further work must be based. It has been my endeavor, having in mind the object for which the book is written, to put down every little detail, no matter how insignificant, which might be of service.

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