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August 4, 1894


JAMA. 1894;XXIII(5):173-177. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421100001001

CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS.  Read in the Section on Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.BY JOSEPH EASTMAN, M.D., LL.D. FORMERLY PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY, AND PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY AND ABDOMINAL SURGERY, CENTRAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS, INDIANAPOLIS, IND.It seems best on this occasion to turn aside from the usual custom of reporting progress in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a subject which has been so often and ably presented and discussed by my predecessors, and call your attention to the present status of suprapubic hysterectomy as viewed from the standpoint of personal observation and clinical research, with the hope that I may contribute in some small measure to the profitable discussion which I am quite sure will follow the reading of the valuable papers on your program.It is not my intention to

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