Resuming the discussion of this subject at the point where it closed in the last issue, we desire to consider, first, the method of treatment of uterine displacement adopted by Brand.
Brandt's most original method of treatment, and the one indeed whose invention is no doubt rightly ascribed to him, is termed "elevation of the uterus" (German, Uterushebung; Swedish, Lyftrörelser), which may be briefly described as practiced by him in prolapsus uteri. The patient lies on a low, short, reclining chair. The physician begins by replacing the uterus, which he then supports by pressure on the cervix. He then indicates to an assistant the position of the fundus. The assistant lays his outspread hands upon the lower part of the abdomen and makes equable pressure in a backward and upward direction, taking care not to displace the uterus. This manœuvre is repeated thrice, deeper pressure being made each time in