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Case 9.—Age 24. Puberty at 11; menstruation regular but quite profuse, lasting about seven days. She was very pale and anemic. Menstruation was very painful for four days and compelled her to be in bed two days. Last period flowed for two weeks. Has long had leucorrhea which has distinct odor and is yellow. She is tender on pressure in pelvis, especially on left side. She was occasionally sick in bed for two months at a time and had so much pain that much morphin was used. Two years ago she had two abortions and since that time she has been ill with pelvic trouble. I sent her to the Woman's Hospital and under rest and hot douches the exudates (size of a large apple on left side) nearly all disappeared. A renewed attack of pelvic trouble while in the Hospital induced me to operate. The
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