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dc.creatorAndrei, Amandaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-03T18:41:41Z
dc.date.available2013-05-03T18:41:41Z
dc.date.created2013-04-12en_US
dc.date.issued2013-05-03
dc.identifier.otherembryo:129158en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/5661
dc.description.abstractJames Marion Sims developed a treatment for vesico-vaginal fistulas in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1840s. Vesico-vaginal fistulas were a relatively common condition in which a woman's urine leaked into her vaginal cavity from her bladder, and many regarded the fistulas as untreatable during the early 1800s. After years of efforts to repair the fistulas with myriad tools, techniques, and procedures, Sims developed the speculum and a vaginal examination position later named for him. He also popularized the use of silver metal sutures to treat and cure women who had vesico-vaginal fistulas. Sims's surgical cure for vesico-vaginal fistulas eased both the social stigma and physical discomfort of many affected women. Though current treatments of vesico-vaginal fistulas have evolved since the nineteenth century, some of the basic principles utilized by Sims have been incorporated into present-day surgeries. In particular, Sims stressed the significance of continual bladder drainage after the operation.en_US
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshSims, J. Marion (James Marion), 1813-1883en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpeculum (Medicine)
dc.subject.lcshFistula, Vesico-vaginal
dc.subject.lcshSurgery
dc.subject.lcshGynecology
dc.subject.lcshSurgical instruments and apparatus
dc.subject.lcshpregnancy
dc.subject.lcshOperations, Surgical
dc.subject.lcshBirth injuries
dc.subject.lcshBirth
dc.subject.lcshLabor (Obstetrics)
dc.subject.lcshPhysical diagnosis
dc.subject.meshVesicovaginal Fistula
dc.subject.meshFemale Urogenital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications
dc.titleJames Marion Sims's Treatment of Vesico-Vaginal Fistulaen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagFistulaen_US
dc.subject.tagGynecologyen_US
dc.subject.tagSpeculumen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2013-04-12en_US
dc.contributer.editorZou, Yawen


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