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November 12, 1887

UTERINE FIBROMA; WITH REPORT OF CASE.Read before the Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(20):621. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400190013001f

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Abstract

The subject of fibroid tumors, of the uterus, having been treated of in extenso in numerous classical works and monographs, it is not necessary for me, in this paper, to enter either into the etiology, pathology, or diagnosis. In the line of treatment I shall say nothing of that by drugs; only speaking of one plan of treatment, viz., removal of both ovaries for the purpose of arresting the growth of the tumors.

Our management of cases being largly the result of the accumulated experience of physicians past and present, I shall omit all theory, and simply attempt to add my mite to the general sum of our knowledge on the subject. In order to accomplish this purpose, I have the honor to report the following case:

Mrs. M. H., 34 years old; married sixteen years; never pregnant; has had poor health for twelve years. For seven years has had

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