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November 7, 1903


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JAMA. 1903;XLI(19):1141-1142. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490380017001d

The real risk to life appertaining to the early peritoneal surgery, in the past, incurred and justified very radical measures. The comparative safety of the modern methods of operating no longer sanction special indications and rules for this field of surgery. Utmost conservatism is the essential characteristic of the principles and practices of general surgery. To-day these must apply to, and, fortunately, quite generally prevail in, gynecic surgery. Efforts along this line show eminent successes, albeit many disappointments as yet attend such a course. Its limitations require as yet greater definition. The notable gratifying result obtained in the following case has offset, in the writer's experience, many less satisfactory and even disappointing results from conservative operative work persisted in through many years. Its narration here, it is hoped, may have it exert its stimulating effect on the efforts of those likewise engaged.

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