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Categories: Diseases of Women

The way the abdomen is now constricted, and this is now a
prominent feature of women's mode of dress, is without doubt an important

predisposing cause in female diseases. This contraction of the normal size

of the cavity of the abdomen, with the subsequent compression and

displacement of its organs, must of necessity produce dynamic (powerful)

changes in the pelvis that cannot be otherwise than injurious to the

pelvic organs. Tight lacing or any lacing, aside from the remote effects

so unnatural a practice must produce, causes marked atrophy (dwindling) of

the abdominal muscles. These are often so weakened that during labor they

cannot properly assist the uterus (womb) in effecting delivery, and as a

result instrumental interference, with its attendant dangers becomes