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May 1, 1886

CAUTERIZATION OF THE CERVIX UTERI, A REMEDY FOR THE OBSTINATE VOMITING OF PREGNANCY.

JAMA. 1886;VI(18):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250050023011
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To the Editor of the Journal: 

Dear Sir:  —In The Journal of to-day, April 24, is a letter from Dr. M. O. Jones, of this city, taking Dr. Jos. Taber Johnson, of Washington, D. C., to task for forgetting to credit the writer with originating the treatment by nitrate of silver of the vomiting of pregnancy. It seems Dr. Jones suggested this method to Dr. Sims in 1872. Dr. Sims regarded it as original, wrote in the Lancet concerning it soon afterwards, and gave it the stamp of advanced knowledge. It never struck me that way by reason of the following quotations. In Bennet's work on the Uterus,1 he says:"The discovery of the frequent existence of inflammation, with or without ulceration, during pregnancy, is one of vital importance, inasmuch as it affords a key to most of the accidents and morbid symptoms of the pregnant period. It appears

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