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To the Editor:
—I have long desired to correct two matters by a clear statement. The first dates back to 1885, about two years after my residency in the Episcopal Hospital in Kensington, Philadelphia, when I operated on a Mrs. Thompson, a widow, aged 42, who had an enormous ovarian tumor. I was assisted in the operation by Joseph Price and B. Alexander Randall, in the presence of A. K. Minich, S. T. K. Morton and George Boyd (Am. J. Obst. 18: 795, 1885). There was a long incision, and the extensive adhesions prolonged the operation over two hours, which was completed with a drainage tube in the pelvis, through which there was very free subsequent discharge. The great mass of tumor filled a sizable wash tub, close by the rude table on which the patient lay in her poor dwelling. The tapping of the sacculi and the bleeding caused
Kelly HA. WEIGHT OF TUMOR—PRIORITY IN KNEE-CHEST POSITION. JAMA. 1932;98(16):1399. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730420057028
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