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May 19, 1894

Electricity for Salpingitis.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(20):759-761. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420990033011

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Abstract

Chicago, Ill., May 12, 1894.

To the Editor:  —I always find it interesting reading the report of the proceedings of the American Electro-Therapeutic Association, and in the Journal of April 7 an article appeared read before that body by Dr. W. B. Sprague, of Detroit, on "A Contribution to the Electro-Therapeusis of Salpingitis." As this subject is of great interest, and as I have found it especially interesting, you will pardon me if I review his article.The pathology of tubal troubles has been so recently evolved that the therapeusis is still in the embryonic stage. Many of our leading lights declare that there can be no rational therapeusis—that there can be no remedy but extirpation—as if decapitation were a cure for cephalalgia! Yet many men have a firmer faith in nature's economy, and are seeking to aid her efforts at repair by, at least so far as possible, removing

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