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July 23, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(4):97-103. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400030001001

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INTRA-UTERINE THERAPEUTICS.  Delivered before the Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the Thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association held at Chicago, June 7-10, 1887.BY W. S. CALDWELL, M.D., OF FREEPORT, ILL.There is no subject in the whole domain of medicine that one approaches with more hesitation than the one to which I propose to call your attention for a short time to day. In the treatment of every or gan of the human body, and in the management of every disease in the nosology, we as doctors are proverbially at variance; but in the therapeutics of no other portion of the human body do we stand at such antipodes as in that of the intra uterine surface. Some of our best writers regard the whole inner surface of the womb as a forbidden ground, to be avoided entirely, while others treat and manipulate it as they

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