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July 24, 1886

A SUPPLEMENTARY PAPER TO DR. MARTIN'S, CITING TWO CASES OF FIBROID TUMOR SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY ELECTROLYSIS.

JAMA. 1886;VII(4):90-91. doi:10.1001/jama.1886.04250070098002

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Abstract

The electrolytic treatment of uterine fibroids has now been so long before the profession, so thoroughly tested, and so entirely successful, that it is entitled to a place among the recognized means of dealing with these troublesome growths. Fatty tumors have not, in my hands, yielded to its influence, nor have I succeeded in curing cystic tumors; but fibrous growths will uniformly melt away and be absorbed under a proper application of the constant current. The most suitable cases are those intramural or subperitoneal fibroids where ergot is useless, and where, without this resource, we could only hope to cure our patients by removing the uterine appendages or the uterus itself. To illustrate my methods of treatment, I will give two cases in detail, the first of which was read before the Medical Society of the County of Kings, at its regular meeting in June, 1878. The other case has

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