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June 20, 1885

INTRAPERITONEAL ADHESIONS IN RELATION TO TAIT'S OPERATION.

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OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

JAMA. 1885;IV(25):681-683. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391000009001c
Abstract

The following lines are in no way intended to make war on Tait's operation; such a course would be folly on my part. But where there is so much uncertainty as regards diagnosis, treatment, and the modus medendi of these operations, any light thrown on the subject from whatever source should be considered worthy of attention. No doubt, when the ovaries or tubes, or both, are so diseased as to preclude all hope of recovery, their removal is indicated. But reading every day the remarkable successes of these operations, even where the uterine appendages are not diseased or at least not materially changed, and that exploratory laparatomies result in surprising improvement, we must therefore search for something more tangible, and more in accord with pathological principles, than the questionable mental impression upon the hysterical woman.

The objective point in this paper is the importance of adhesions inside of the peritoneal

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