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October 15, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(16):500. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400150020006

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In Pippingsköld's clinic the operation of curetting the uterus for fungous endometritis was done 60 times during the years 1872 to 1885. Heinricius reports (Centralblatt für Gynäkologie, No. 25, 1887) that in 25 of these cases parturition seems to have been the cause of the hæmorrhage, and of these 15 became pregnant after the operation, 5 of the 15 being under 30 years of age, 8 under 40, and only 2 over 40. Of the remainder I was a widow 39 years old, 7 were over 40, and the age of 1 patient unknown. Of 35 patients in whose cases parturition played no part in the causation of the disease, 1 died, and information is wanting in regard to 6. Of the remaining 28 only 1 became pregnant after operation. Most of these patients were approaching the climacteric. In 17 cases functional disturbances of the ovaries were the causes of

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