December 22, 1906

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JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2103-2104. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520250057014

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Chicago, Dec. 12, 1906.

To the Editor:  —Will you favor me by publishing the following letter from Dr. Watkins, together with my statement of the case, both of which I submit herewith:

Dr. E. C. Dudley: My Dear Doctor:  —In The Journal of the American Medical Association for Nov. 17, 1906, I note an article by you on "The Utilization of the Broad Ligaments in Complete Descent of the Uterus," etc. I quote the following from your paper:"I propose a new operation, the essential factor of which is the utilization of the broad ligaments as supports of the pelvic floor without removal of the uterus."In your paper I am given no credit for this operation, although it was described in the Medical and Surgical Report of St. Luke's Hospital for the year 1905, which was published in the early part of 1906, and in which you and I

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