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Mrs. P. of Grand Rapids, Mich., had for several years been a subject of frequent and profuse uterine hemorrhage; during the years of 1892 and 1893 she suffered greatly with pelvic pain, and constipation. In November, 1893, I was sent for to perform hysterectomy, the physician in charge having diagnosed the case as one of uterine fibroid. Upon examination I found a fibroid almost completely filling the pelvic basin, and so adherent that it was entirely immovable. I should judge that the tumor would weigh ten pounds at least. I did not look upon hysterectomy in that case as promising much more than a coffin, and as I had but a short time before had a talk with Prof. F. H. Martin of Chicago, on his recent experiment in the ligation of the uterine arteries, (this conversation was before Prof. Martin had reported his experiment) I determined to adopt that
GREENE JB. FIBROID TUMORS OF THE UTERUS.TREATED BY DR. FRANKLIN H. MARTIN"s OPERATION OF LIGATING THE BROAD LIGAMENTS—TWO CASES.. JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):179. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850007002b