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April 30, 1898

A CLINICAL STUDY IN PELVIC MASSAGE.

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OUT-DOOR SURGEON TO THE GYNECEAN HOSPITAL. PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(18):1037-1038. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440700029001k

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Abstract

The purpose and scope of this paper is not to discuss the merits or demerits of pelvic massage. This is a matter which will necessarily follow the adoption of any new treatment, and especially one that is in any way open to objection. At the very threshold of this subject it is easy to anticipate the objections which are likely to be raised relative to the handling of organs and tissues which are the local seat of sexuality and passion. Yet that liberality which characterizes the true physician and surgeon will always seek to find the level by which any new treatment can be taken.

Therefore, it is not for any one to emphasize or declare the status of a treatment which must be judged entirely upon those results which accrue from its practical application. Accordingly, this paper will not only deal with the positive but with the negative results,

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