This is used only to control baemorrhage after parturition, directly after curettement of the uterus, and for. uterine sepsis. To stop uterine haemorrhage the temperature should be as high as can be borne, 125° or 130°. The solution used is physiologic saline or plain sterile water, with every precaution against sepsis taken, and with only a very gentle stream. If the procedure is to be successful it is usually evident inside of ten minutes. In a septic uterus weak antiseptic douches may be used several times a day.