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May 28, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(22):610-612. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391470022007

Skene Keith—Ovariotomy—Tapping Cysts of the Broad Ligament—Myo-fibroma of the Uterus—Professor Chiene—Resection of Knee and Ankle—Amputation of Thigh—Resection of Hip—Professor Annandale—Resection of Knee—Tuberculosis of Knee—University of Edinburgh.

Dear Dr. Fenger  :—I had the pleasure of witnessing an ovariotomy by Mr. Skene Keith, assisted by his father, Dr. Keith. Young Keith has inherited many of the good qualities of his father, and promises to become one of the most successful ovariotomists. I doubt if ever a man of his age could show such a record of cases as he has recently published, and it is only just to say that the statistics published by the Keiths can always be relied upon.The patient was 74 years of age, and the tumor had been growing for two years and had been several times tapped. The cyst was large, and in the pelvis a number of hard nodules could be felt. The operator and

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