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May 18, 1889

A CASE OF LAPAROTOMY FOR EXTRA-UTERINE PREGNANCY.A Paper read at the Allegheny County Medical Society, March 19, 1889.

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JAMA. 1889;XII(20):696-697. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400970012001e

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At the November meeting of this Society I reported a case of extra-uterine pregnancy in which I had performed abdominal section with a successful result. To-day I present the specimen of my second case of tubal pregnancy, removed by laparotomy, on February 14th, of this year.

The history of this case is, briefly, as follows:

Mrs. M., 27 years of age, married, two children, the youngest 16 months old, has been suffering with periodical attacks of severe abdominal pains for almost a year, for which she several times required medical treatment. During the five or six weeks preceding the operation these attacks increased in frequency and severity, making her unfit to do her ordinary household duties. Walking almost always produced a great deal of suffering. On January 26th, of this year, I was consulted for one of these attacks of pain, which was referred to the pelvic region, principally the

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