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July 27, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XIII(4):129-130. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440030021005

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In the present number of The Journal will be found a very comprehensive article by Dr. Apostoli, of Paris, on "The Treatment of Salpingo-ovaritis by Galvanism." In this connection it is very interesting to notice the high estimate in which Apostoli's treatment of fibroids of the uterus is held by so eminent an abdominal surgeon as Mr. Thomas Keith, as advanced by him in an article in the British Medical Journal, of June 8, 1889.

Dr. Keith, in the beginning of this article, deals with the assertion advanced by many of the opponents of electricity, to the effect that Apostoli's method is nothing but the revival of an old process, by giving the information that he was an assistant of Sir James Simpson at the time the latter was experimenting with the "so-called ' discussion ' of uterine and ovarian tumors," and that now he "doubts if any electricity got into the

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