In 1909, I presented before this Section a report based on a study of the records of 300 cases occurring in my personal services, in which resection or conservation of an ovary had been done. Since that time a large number of secondary operations have been necessary for the relief of symptoms caused by the retained or the resected ovary. These explorations have given me a wider insight into the living pathology of the ovary or the part of the ovary which was retained in the effort at conservation.
While I am still convinced that the importance of the ovary to the woman cannot be overestimated (not only is it the primary and all important organ in the reproductive cycle, but it regulates and controls the perfect attainment of development, growth and function in the individual woman, and its retention is essential to sex perpetuation), yet I must conclude from
POLAK JO. A FURTHER STUDY OF THE END-RESULTS OF THE CONSERVED OVARY. JAMA. 1912;LIX(24):2138-2141. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270120123012