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October 15, 1949


JAMA. 1949;141(7):478. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910070050021

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To the Editor:—  In the September 10 number of The Journal, page 148, appears a communication from Dr. Frederick P. Bornstein, Perrin, Ill., in which he quotes only part of a sentence from my article and thereby gives an entirely misleading impression of my statement. Dr. Bornstein writes, "In this article Dr. Frank advocates supravaginal hysterectomy in the treatment of fibromyoma of the uterus, mainly because he never has seen carcinoma arising in the stump." My actual statement was, "I have never observed a stump carcinoma in any of my patients for whom I had performed a supravaginal hysterectomy." I further modify this statement by calling attention to the fact that I observe care in restoring a cervix to normalcy before operative intervention and that part of this immunity may also be due to the fact that my patients are predominately Jewish.I can assure Dr. Bornstein that I have

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