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Case 1.—Mrs. S., æt. 33, married, the mother of two children, the youngest being 8 years old, has been a sufferer more or less since the birth of her last child; at first from subinvolution, then from prolapse, and for the last three years from an incurable anteversion, and all the time from painful and profuse menstruation.
I have been her physician for about fifteen years, and during the past seven years have exhausted all my resources to keep her uterus in position and lessen her monthly flow, without accomplishing any lasting good. During the summer of 1885, when about to leave the city for a two months' vacation, I turned her over to Dr. Magruder, who reported upon my return that he had been unable to keep her uterus in position.
The next summer I went to Europe, and Dr. Buym attended her with a like experience. In addition
JOHNSON JT. FOUR CASES OF OOPHORECTOMY.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, April 18, 1888.. JAMA. 1888;XI(13):448–449. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400650016002b