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March 1, 1890

ALEXANDER'S OPERATION, WITH A NEW METHOD FOR SECURING THE ROUND LIGAMENTS.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

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JAMA. 1890;XIV(9):308-309. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410090020001e

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It is my purpose, in appearing before the members of this Section, to speak briefly regarding the Alexander operation, with special reference to its application to complete prolapsus.

You are all familiar with the claims of Dr. Alexander, and also with the writings of Mundé and others on the subject; therefore, it would be only waste of time to enter into detail in describing the various steps of the operation; but I will confine myself principally to a few remarks regarding the fastening of the round ligaments.

As a radical cure for this most distressing condition I believe the Alexander operation has no equal because of the simplicity of the work and the comparative, yes, almost absolute freedom from mortality. It is true there have been deaths recorded as resulting directly from the operation; yet this occurred in the early time before the detail was well understood.

The greatest objections

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