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May 19, 1928


Author Affiliations

Philadelphia. Professor of Gynecology and Vice Dean for Gynecology-Obstetrics, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine.

JAMA. 1928;90(20):1649. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690470055030

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To the Editor:  —The editorials in The Journal are of a high order and do a great deal of good through the influence which they undoubtedly have. Therefore I am taking this occasion to express my disapprobation of an editorial on the "Passing of the Pessary," which appears in the number for April 14. This editorial is a wonderful argument against the separation of obstetrics from true gynecology in teaching and practice. As I am in charge of two hospital gynecologic services I am not afraid that it wilt be thought that I am averse to operation whenever there are real indications. Certain statements in this editorial, however, are so at variance with those held by a number of expert obstetricians and gynecologists, and so diametrically opposed to the teaching given in my department in the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, which department includes both obstetrics

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