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March 14, 1896

THE PROPER INDICATIONS FOR REPAIR OF PATHOLOGIC LACERATIONS OF THE CERVIX UTERI, AND THE PROPER OPERATIONS TO MEET THEM.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY, CHICAGO POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL; ATTENDING GYNECOLOGIC SURGEON AT THE GERMAN, THE POST-GRADUATE AND THE DEACONESS HOSPITALS OF CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(11):512-515. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430630014002d
Abstract

The recognition of a distinct pathologic bearing of many parturient lacerations of the cervix uteri, and the devising of one of the operative procedures for repairing the injury, by Dr. T. A. Emmet, is probably one of the foremost improvements in minor gynecology in the last twenty-five years. And although the Emmet operation is essentially incompetent to meet all the indications in all properly selected and prepared operative cases of this nature; still its name might be fairer had its importance not been overestimated in the beginning; had it not in a large proportion of instances been ignorantly or carelessly pressed into service, where or when no operation whatever on the portio vaginalis was indicated; or if it had always been properly executed. But the Emmet operation is not the only one that has suffered such abuse. Most other procedures upon the cervix or its canal can make equal claims

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