A brief history of intrauterine pressure measurement.

  • Rachel P Smith
  • Published 1984 in
    Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica…


In 1861 the development of obstetrical forceps to measure the degree of uterine expulsive forces gave impetus to investigations of uterine physiology. Although many methods were devised, the intrauterine balloon, used in the first successful attempt to evaluate activity of the gravid uterus in 1872, remained the standard by which other methods were judged… (More)


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