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January 8, 1927


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San Diego, Calif.

JAMA. 1927;88(2):119. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680280049028

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, November 27, p. 1819, I am credited with coining the word "Utriculoplasty." Not guilty! The name of the Newman operation I was describing and the one referred to by Dr. Channing W. Barrett, in his discussion of the same subject in the same issue, page 1820, is "Tracheloplasty," denoting plastic surgery of the uterine cervix.It is designed not only to restore the contour and the function of this organ, but to remove such lesions as erosions, endocervicitis, cystic degenerations and fibroid and cicatricial tissues that too frequently lead to cancer through prolonged irritation.Modern preventive medicine must be alert to recognize precancerous conditions and remove this menace of malignant growths so prevalent and disastrous to the childbearing woman.

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