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November 3, 1894

THE MANAGEMENT OF EARLY ABORTIONS.

Author Affiliations

PHYSICIAN TO CITY HOSPITAL, WHEELING, W. VA.

JAMA. 1894;XXIII(18):673-675. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421230013001c
Abstract

This subject is rendered interesting by reason of the frequency of the occurrence of early abortions, and by the unfortunate consequences so very often resulting, it being a well-recognized fact that a large number of the cases of uterine disease to which women are subject can be directly traced to prior abortions. That by a proper management of these cases many evil results can be prevented, all will admit, and hence exists the necessity of scientific treatment, with the cultivation of some patience, for, as in all forms of pelvic disease in women, there is too great a tendency to speedily resort to surgical methods, the physician not placing sufficient reliance in nature aided by wise, conservative therapeutic measures. Several years since, in this city, a physician just returned from a course of post-graduate instruction in New York, was preparing a table upon which to place a patient to remove the

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