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March 14, 1896

FIBROID TUMORS OF THE UTERUS. MEDICAL TREATMENT—GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF CHICAGO; SURGEON TO WOMAN'S HOSPITAL.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(11):508-511. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430630010002c

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Abstract

In the consideration of the histology, growth, anatomy, varieties and symptomatology of fibroids of the uterus one is irresistibly drawn to the conclusion that each one of these growths is a law unto itself. Such is certainly the case when we come to the consideration of treatment.

A fibroid tumor is a benign growth. The principal symptoms arising from it are due to the effect of its presence upon organs associated with it or in close proximity to it rather than from any inherent qualities. From its slowness, in the majority of instances, to produce serious symptoms, and the rarity of a fatal termination as a direct result of it, patients are with difficulty aroused, early in the history of the disease, to adopt radical measures for relief. Hence innumerable symptomatic remedies have arisen, each for a brief time having enjoyed the reputation of specifics, only to sink into their

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