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October 25, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(17):474. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390660026008

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To the Editor: 

Dear Sir.  —In your issue of Sept. 20th I am reported (p. 321) as saying: " Since the 1st of October last I have performed five cases of ovariotomy— one at the University of Ann Arbor in the presence of the class; one in a cottage by the roadside; and three other cases. And my five patients have recovered."A professional brother who was cognizant of and to some extent interested in some of these cases has kindly pointed out to me that one of them was done on Sept. 25 instead of October 1, and that a case which terminated fatally was done in the early part of October. The remarks made by me in the Obstetrical Section of the American Medical Association were entirely extemporaneous, and it seems that I must have inadvertently transposed these two cases, which had been operated upon within a few days

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