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November 18, 1905

THE CONSERVATION OR RESTORATION OF NORMAL ANATOMY IN GYNECOLOGIC SURGERY.

Author Affiliations

Surgeon to Out-Patients, Free Hospital for Women; Instructor in Gynecology, Boston Polyclinic; Fellow of Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association, etc., etc., BOSTON.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(21):1553-1558. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510210023002c
Abstract

During the past few years a great wave of conservatism has agitated the entire gynecologic fraternity, not only throughout this country, but also Europe, although it must be admitted that conservatism has not yet achieved the following it deserves even here. The French and to a less degree the English and German gynecologist still vastly prefers to do a high amputation of the cervix or even a vaginal hysterectomy in cases in which better symptomatic, functional and anatomic cures, together with a more complete conservation of the child-bearing function, may be obtained by a tracheloplasty. In France it is true that ovarian conservation has received great stimulation by the well-known work of Jayle and his confrères in regard to the internal secretion of the ovary. In our own country I feel certain that I am not overstating the fact when I say emphatically that it is now a very rare

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