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July 4, 1891

HYSTERORRHAPHY.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-second Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Washington, D. C., May 5-8, 1891.

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JAMA. 1891;XVII(1):3-5. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410790017001a

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During the past few years, many things have been accomplished by the medical profession, having in view the prevention as well as the amelioration of suffering in mankind. I take pleasure in going a step farther, and doubt not that all rejoice with me when I say the same is true in regard to womankind. It is not necessary to mention by name all the advances in this direction, as time alone prevents, but by way of example we may say, without fear of contradiction, the barren woman is made to bring forth children, and she that had an issue of blood is healed of her infirmity. I need say no more by way of compliment, than that which was heretofore assumed to be miraculous is now nothing more than natural, and known to all. These results have been accomplished both by accident and design. Opportunity, quickness, manual dexterity and

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