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April 20, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(16):589-590. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430160017002f

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Mrs. S., aged 22, married three and one-half years had a miscarriage after being married five months. Thre months after the miscarriage had an attack of pelvic inflammation, and a pyosalpinx on the right side was diagnosed by Dr. Bayard Holmes, who was caring for the patient at this time. She was confined to bed for six months at this time, and spent six weeks of the time in Mercy Hospital. She improved while under hospital treatment and was told that she might fully recover if she continued the hot douches after leaving the hospital. Sept. 19, 1894, two years later, the patient came to Dr. Hickey-Carr complaining of nausea and with the history of having missed two monthlies. Examination of the pelvis showed the uterus enlarged and a mass was felt on the right side. Liquid diet was ordered; September 23, the patient was feeling well and took an

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