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GEO. P. ANDREWS, M. D., Editor.

A. B. LYONS, M. D., Associate Editor.

VOLUME V-1870.

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Vol. V. JANUARY, 1870. No. 1.

THE MORE RECENT OPINIONS ON THE CONDITION KNOWN AS CHRONIC INFLAMMATION OR CHRONIC CONGESTION OF THE UTERUS.

A paper read before the Wayne County Medical Society, by Henry F. Lyster, M. D.,

Detroit.

There are few morbid conditions met with in general practice of greater interest to the physician, both on account of their frequency among those whom we are accustomed to consider our best constituents, as well as from the serious inroads made upon the bodily and mental health and constitution of the individual, than the diseased conditions of the unimpregnated uterus and its appendages. It behooves the physician to be acquainted with the normal appearances and conditions to be able to detect any variation from the normal state, and also to be familiar with the writers upon gynecology, and to treasure up those lessons received through the more severe school of experience. Woman furnishing in herself so large a proportion of our patients, is to so great an extent influenced in her whole being by the uterus and its appendages, and by the functions appertaining, that nearly all her ailments are more or less directly or indirectly related to them. In most instances, it is true, that influence is slight, but in others it is very decided.

When the uterus is deranged in its functions or conditions, it is, many times, only a temporary derangement, which passes away under the guidance and care of natural laws and changes; other cases simply require the recognition of the trouble by the woman herself to enable her to favor those efforts on the part of

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