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September 5, 1885

MR. LAWSON TAIT ON THE MODERN TREATMENT OF UTERINE MYOMA.

JAMA. 1885;V(10):270-271. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391090018004

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Abstract

Mr. Lawson Tait's paper, entitled "The Modern Treatment of Uterine Myoma," read in the Section of Obstetric Medicine at the recent annual meeting of the British Medical Association in Cardiff, is interesting and suggestive.

The first point of Mr. Tait's paper was: " To show that removal of the uterine appendages for myoma, when properly performed, is not a fatal operation, but one with hardly any mortality at all, even when the tumors are large, and when the patients are brought almost to death's door by hæmorrhage." In support of this proposition, he adduces fifty-eight operations, since January, 1884, without a single death. His entire modern experience gives a series of one hundred and eight cases, with two deaths, and he states his belief that the operation, in experienced hands, has a real mortality of not more than one per cent.

The second point: "That the results of the operation are

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