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September 19, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVII(12):456-458. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410900032009

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Vaginal Hysterectomy for Carcinoma—Insanity Following Rectal Operation—Methyl-violet for Cancerous Growths—A New College Organized—College Notes.

The meetings of the Academy of Medicine have of late been unusually interesting. At the last, Dr. J. F. Binnie, Professor of Pathology in the University, discussed the subject of

VAGINAL HYSTERECTOMY FOR CARCINOMA.  He first presented the history of a case successfully operated upon by himself seven months ago, exhibiting the specimen as well as slides showing the cancerous character of the disease, and then gave a table of 1,169 cases gathered from published reports and from private communication of hitherto unpublished operations; these figures gave a mortality of less than twelve per centum, the total number of deaths being only 137—in view of which it takes a bold man to say the operation is unjustifiable because of immediate danger. And the ultimate results are no less satisfactory—in fact they are rather surprising inasmuch as

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