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December 17, 1904


Author Affiliations

Gynecologist to Harper Hospital; Physician to the Woman's Hospital; Clinical Professor of Gynecology, Detroit College of Medicine; President of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. DETROIT.

JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1836-1838. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500250002

My object in presenting this subject is to call attention to a simple operative procedure for the correction of one of the numerous forms of anomalous development of the female generative organs which result from faulty evolution in the process of development of the M xxx llerian ducts.

The strange silence of gynecologic literature appertaining to the therapeutics of these sexual deformities is remarkable, as it would seem that, where possible, their early discovery and correction should be aimed at, rather than allowing such abnormal conditions to continue as a serious menace to the health, and possibly the lives, of their possessors.

The bilocular, double, or septate uterus is usually attended with the same condition of the vagina, the latter being divided by an apparent continuation of the uterine septum into two lateral halves. The cause of the deformity being an arrest of coalescence of the Müllerian ducts, the

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