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February 5, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(6):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391310027008

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Dear Sir:  —I note on page 79, of The Journal of January 15, 1887, 2d column, lines 56-64, the following: " Dr. William T. Belfield said: Dr. Martin has conferred a favor upon us in bringing Apostoli's method before us. During the last twenty-five years various attempts have been made to reduce fibroids of the uterus by the galvanic current; yet none of them have been recognized as successful, because, doubtless, as Dr. Martin very properly says, the current has been used in an ignorant, inaccurate and bungling way."I remark as follows: " During the last twenty-five years" I performed the first operation on Mrs. Robert Pierce, of Melrose, Mass., August 21, 1871, so it is about sixteen years since electrolysis of uterine fibroids has been performed." The current has been used in an ignorant, inaccurate and bungling way." In the February and succeeding numbers, 1887, of the American Journal of

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