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January 23, 1897

WHAT CAN BE DONE BY ELECTRICITY TO AVOID SURGICAL OPERATIONS IN GYNECOLOGY.

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(4):168-169. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440040024001i

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Abstract

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

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