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June 27, 1891

REPORT OF SIX CASES OF ABDOMINAL SECTION.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVI(26):903-905. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410780003001a

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Case 1.—Mrs. J. W., aged 28 years, married ten years, has had two children, elder 8 years, younger 6 years. She has had two miscarriages, one four years and the other two years ago. Her labors were always long and tedious, and her recoveries slow. Menstruated first at the age of 15 years. Always suffered great pain at these times. Since the birth of the last child, she has been a constant sufferer from severe pelvic pain, and a dull aching in the lower part of the back, rendering her able to walk but a short distance. She was treated one year for the pains with tonics and nervines, and also locally by painting the vault of the vagina with tr. iodine, and with glycerine tampons. She received no relief by this treatment. Her suffering was so constant and extreme that the removal of the uterine appendages was proposed and

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