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April 5, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XIV(14):509-510. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410140025004

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The present status of electricity in gynecology was very elaborately portrayed the evening of November 27, 1889, at the New York Academy of Medicine, at a meeting which will become memorable for bringing together the opinions of the majority of those in America who have a right to be considered authorities on this subject.

No subject in gynecology during the last few years has received more attention than the one of treatment of fibroid tumors of the uterus. Upon one side we have arrayed the surgeons with the oöphorectomy and the hysterectomy as the alternatives, while opposed to them are the equally stubborn conservatives with galvanism as a remedy par excellence, to be dosed accurately according to the prescription of Dr. George Apostoli.

The importance of the question leads us to give from the electricity standpoint, the gist of the views of those taking part in the discussion at the

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