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May 28, 1892

PELVIC PERITONITIS. ITS TREATMENT BY ABDOMINAL SECTION.

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OF PETERSBURG, IND.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(22):664-666. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411260006001b

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Abstract

"The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones."

Especially is this true of those men who, in times past, have originated the so-called systems in gynecology. Pernicious doctrines, false theories, and discarded methods live and flourish luxuriantly among the rank and file of the profession long after thegreat teachers who put them forth have mouldered into dust.

We hear men talk of ulceration as glibly as when gynecologists were nothing more than animated sticks of argenti nitras. There are yet those who labor diligently for weeks and torture patients for months trying to lift up with some sort of a pessary an enlarged and displaced uterus, fixed by inflammatory adhesions due to tubo-ovarian disease.

The rage for sewing up the lacerated cervix without looking higher for pathological conditions is still gratifying the mechanical dexterity of gynecological enthusiasts who have never taught their

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