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March 26, 1887

A CASE OF INTRA-LIGAMENTOUS OVARIAN CYST; GENERAL PERITONITIS; UNIVERSAL ADHESIONS; OVARIOTOMY; RECOVERY.A Paper read before the Central Kentucky Medical Association.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(13):341-342. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391380005001b

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Abstract

In previous reports of cases of ovariotomy to this Society I have described the technique of the operation, and discussed points relating to the diagnosis and pathology of ovarian tumors. So much has been written of late upon this subject, and such brilliant results have been obtained by many operators, that an eminent authority suggests the idea that the last words are said upon the subject. While this degree of perfection may apply to a few expert operators working amid the dense population of certain European countries, the subject of ovariotomy cannot be regarded "a closed chapter" by the profession of the United States, where a large population is scattered over a vast area and the work necessarily distributed among a large number of operators. Hence I make no apology for reporting in detail the following difficult and complicated case, illustrating, as it does, so many important points in advanced

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