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May 28, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(22):613. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391470025009

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Dear Sir  :—I have before me copies of The Journal of April 23 and May 7. The former opens with "Treatment of Fibroid Tumors of the Uterus by Electrolysis, with a Description of Apostoli's Method," by Franklin H. Martin, M.D. Both numbers contain articles under Domestic Correspondence entitled "Galvanic Measurement." That of the former being also by Dr. Martin, and of the latter by Dr. Engelmann, of St. Louis, Mo. I have also carefully read a paper by Apostoli, describing his method of treating uterine fibroids by powerful electrolysis, and a subsequent paper by the same author "On a New Method of Treatment of Chronic Metritis, and especially Endo-metritis, by the Intra-Uterine Chemical Galvano-Caustic." This is a translation as it appeared in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal of April 21, in which currents as high as 200 milliampères are mentioned.A careful consideration of some of the statements which

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