Six diagrams illustrating an operation for a prolapsed uterus or procidentia. Pen drawing.

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1 drawing : pen and ink, with gouache

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Operation for prolapse and procidentia. ... Lettering continues: "Fig. 1.- Exposure of parts to be attacked through the first mediam incision. Fig. 2.- Showing tubes and ligaments tied off, and the sutured peritoneum in place. Fig. 3.- Uterus split longitudinally downward to the bladder attachment. Fig. 4.- A central incision; b, side incision through the aponeurosis muscle and peritoneum; c, side incision with one segment of the uterus drawn through. Fig. 5.- Both segments of uterus drawn through lateral incisions, and ready to be sutured together. Fig. 6.- Uterus sewed over the united aponeurosis and muscle. Complete operation by uniting skin incision." On reverse lettering inscribed in pencil reads: "Cuthbert collection purchased 1927"

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