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June 3, 1911

The Round Ligament Operation

JAMA. 1911;LVI(22):1671-1672. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560220047030

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, May 20, is a letter from Dr. Raymond Turck, of Jacksonville, Fla., concerning the round ligament operation which has been under discussion. He makes therein a statement which may be construed as an insinuation that I heard of an operation performed by him in the Chicago Hospital during September, 1901, and immediately afterward published my paper on October 5.It is rather curious that Dr. Turck should not have written this letter ten years ago. The explanation is simple. Dr. Turck has, within the last two years, developed an animus against me, for reasons which it is not necessary to go into here.My first round ligament operation was performed on the living subject (Mrs. H., wife of an army officer) in the early part of April, 1901, in the Chicago Hospital (where Dr. Turck worked regularly). It was demonstrated to the staff of

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