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November 10, 1883


JAMA. 1883;I(18):539-540. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390180019003

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Only a few years ago the operation of ovariotomy by abdominal section was considered one of the most difficult and hazardous of the capital operations. Except in the hands of a few experienced operators the mortality was so great that many were reluctant to admit the operation to the field of practical and legitimate surgery. Now, however, ovariotomy has been so greatly simplified and improved that it is one of the most satisfactory in results of all the more important surgical procedures. While the great change which has been wrought in the status and application of this operation is in great part due to those improvements which have so extended the field of abdominal surgery generally, much is attributable so the improved method of treating the pedicle. It is on this feature of the operation—the treatment of the pedicle—that such diversity of opinion and practice has been current, and to

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