(Presented to the Section on Obstetrics and Gynæcology, American Medical Association, May, 1884.)
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen: The title of this paper indicates the desire of its writer to draw attention to some of the immediate and remote effects of trachelorrhaphy. There is so little to be found in our gynæcological literature upon these subjects, it occurred to me that a collection of the combined experiences of a number of our prominent gynæcologists might possess much interest as well as value, and aid somewhat in the settlement of some of the points in regard to the effects of this operation, which have been raised abroad and at home within the past few years.
Perhaps I may be pardoned for a digression, a moment, in reference to the name of this operation. Emmet, its justly celebrated author, described it as an operation for the restoration of a lacerated cervix uteri, in
JOHNSON JT. ON THE IMMEDIATE AND REMOTE EFFECTS OF EMMET'S OPERATION.. JAMA. 1884;III(1):6–17. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390500022001a