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To the Editor of the Journal:
—In Dr. Joseph Taber Johnson's paper, read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, and published in The Journal of March 13, he says, on page 288: "In the London Lancet, for February, 1878, Dr. M. O. Jones, of Chicago (who now resides in Pittsburgh, Pa.), published a paper on 'Vomiting of Pregnancy,' and advocated in certain cases the local application of the nitrate of silver to the os uteri as a cure. This mode of treatment could not have originated with Dr. Jones, as Dr. Marion Sims reported a case a number of years prior to Jones's paper "in which he cured a noble lady of Paris who had been given over to die by a number of eminent physicians, who had religious scruples against the induction of abortion. Sims reports that from the first application the relief was
M. O. Jones. THE MECHANICAL TREATMENT OF THE VOMITING OF PREGNANCY.. JAMA. 1886;VI(17):469–470. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250040105011