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March 8, 1913

Hundert Totalexstirpationen bei Myoma Uteri ohne Todesfall.

JAMA. 1913;60(10):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340100065034

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The rather unusual results of no mortality following 107 total hysterectomies for uterine myoma is the basis for this monograph. As a result, too, of such an excellent outcome, a considerable portion of the report is devoted to the technical features of the operation. The case reports are given briefly, being arranged in a series of charts covering but twenty pages. The patients ranged in age from 24 to 62 years, though only one was over 55, a factor which may go far in explaining the absence of mortality. Twenty-five of the women were single and thirty-six of the married had never borne children. Of those who were mothers, seven had had three children, two had had five each and not more than one had given birth to six children. The hemoglobin estimation varied from 55 to 85 per cent. The heart was affected to any considerable extent in ten

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