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September 16, 1893

METHODS OF REMOVING THE UTERUS FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS, WITH REPORT OF CASES.Read in the Section of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women, at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

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PROFESSOR OF OBSTETRICS AND DISEASES OF WOMEN, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. ANN ARBOR, MICH.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(12):408-410. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420640011001c

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Abstract

Notwithstanding the free use of drugs, such as ergot, cannabis indica, etc., in various ways, and notwithstanding the persistent use of electricity with all of the modern appliances, there are many uterine fibroids that are but slowly or slightly altered for the better; and a large number continue to grow with increasing deleterious results, despite the use of these agents.

This leaves a large and, as I have found from experience, a difficult field for surgical work.

This short paper is devoted exclusively to the practical surgical side of some methods of removing the uterus to get rid of these perplexing growths.

These methods in their different phases I will illustrate briefly with cases, that I may show more clearly why we adopt different lines of procedure in operating upon this class of patients, and also to demonstrate that it is difficult or impossible to formulate a definite plan of

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