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This is a very extensive subject, even when it is narrowed down, as I have done, to the avoidance of surgical operations in the diseases of women; so extensive indeed as to be capable of only a general discussion in the time at my disposal, leaving the detailed proof of the greater comparative value of electricity to other occasions. A number of books have in fact been written on the subject since the publication of my own work and the only purpose that can be subserved in a single paper is to call renewed attention to the subject and to give additional reasons for a faith that needs the fervor of a missionary crusade among practitioners of medicine. That there is need for a pause and self-examination on the true relation of surgery to the diseases of women is the first point to be established, the second question being the
MASSEY GB. WHAT CAN BE DONE BY ELECTRICITY TO AVOID SURGICAL OPERATIONS IN GYNECOLOGY. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(4):168–169. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440040024001i
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