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July 15, 1893

Electricity in Diseases of Women, and Obstetrics.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(3):101-102. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420550035015

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A little more than a year has elapsed since the first edition of this book made its appearance, a fact which must be gratifying to the author. Dr. Martin is scarcely as enthusiastic as formerly in regard to cures of myo-fibromata by the Apostoli method as modified by himself. At the International Medical Congress of Washington he asserted that the method was free from danger; painless; that it invariably checked hemorrhage; rapidly reduced the size of the tumors; stopped neuralgic pains, and by exact dosage of the electricity constituted a system of treatment. He now saya: "We have discovered by developing it that it will not cure all cases of fibroid tumors of the uterus; that there is still room for the scalpel. About 75 per cent, of all fibroid tumors of the uterus, however, because of electricity, should never be touched with the knife." Dr. Martin emphasizes his

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