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February 12, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(7):195. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391320027007

Dear Sir:  —In Dr. Cutter's letter of last week, "Electrolysis in Uterine Fibroids," I am indirectly criticised for remarks that I wish to modify somewhat as far as they concern me. Dr. Belfield's remarks on my article, "Electrolysis in Gynecology, with a Description of Dr. Apostoli's Method," were quoted by Dr. Cutter, and these remarks made me appear to say, "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 do not wish to be understood as saying, "yet none of them have been recognized as being successful," because I have reported successful cases within the last two years of my own, and have also quoted successful cases of other

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