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December 23, 1893

Treatment of Uterine Fibroids.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(26):989. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420780037014

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To the Editor:  —In a recent editorial of the Journal, Dec. 9, 1893, on the above subject, three methods of cure were presented: " The application of electricity to the growth; the induction of premature menopause by removal of the ovaries and tubes; and the removal of the tumor, either with or without the removal of the uterus and its appendages." While the writer of the editorial took a conservative course in presenting the above methods as old established treatments, it seems to me it would not have made his authority any less comprehensive if he had mentioned the new operations of promise which are now on trial in this country and in Europe, for the difficulty under consideration. Ignorance of the subject can not be gracefully advanced by an editorial writer, who of all writers must be abreast of the literature of his subject. Therefore I must take it for

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