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January 31, 1885

Ovariotomy Statistics.

JAMA. 1885;IV(5):129. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390800017003

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—Our readers will remember that in the Journal of Oct. 25, 1884, we published a brief letter from Prof. Donald Maclean, correcting a simple error in the date of an ovariotomy alluded to by him, in a debate in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women of the American Medical Association, at the last annual meeting, which was followed in the Journal of Nov. 15, by a note from Dr. R. S. Sutton, saying that he had a " Death Certificate " of another case, and asking if Prof. Maclean would add this to his previous correction. To this the latter replied in the Journal of Nov. 29, declaring that if such certificate existed, it was either a gross blunder or a forgery. To offset this, Dr. Sutton promptly forwarded to us the certificate he held, asking for its early publication. It was in the usual form of death certificates used

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