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Over two years ago, I wrote a paper for the Boston Gynæcological Society on "The Conservation of Energy and Conservative Gynæcology," every point of which I can now emphasize with double force; and some time prior to this, I also made a plea for patience in the treatment of oöphoritis and salpingitis. While my own personal experience in surgical gynecology is exceedingly small, I have seen, perhaps, as many operations as most men of my years, and have assisted at a large number. In the conservative treatment of the diseases of women I have had quite an intelligent experience. What I write is based upon a long series of observations, and upon two years of hard work upon the Continent. I have, too, the courage of my convictions; for what I have seen, that do I believe and know. The surgeon, with his brilliant results, lays up for himself treasures
BIGELOW HR. CONSERVATISM IN GYNÆCOLOGY.Read before the Gynæcological Society of Boston, February, 1887.. JAMA. 1887;VIII(22):597–598. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391470009001c
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