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December 4, 1897

CRITICISMS ON REMARKS IN THE DISCUSSION OF DR. CLARKE'S 1 PAPER ON DISPLACEMENT OF THE UTERUS.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1143-1145. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490009001c
Abstract

In imagination, two days ago, I sat in this hall as an inexperienced practitioner of medicine, seeking for some light on the subject of displacements of the uterus, which might be afforded me by the discussion of Dr. Clarke's excellent paper by the many gynecologists present. The discussion, hesitatingly begun, waxed eloquent, grew aggressive and, in the vortex of its climax, many voices of learned men were heard. To me, in my capacity of an imaginary beginner, confusion existed in my mind at the commencement of the discussion, but when the discussion grew in proportions, my mind became a whirlwind of conflicting emotions, because of the many positive, not to be appealed from, opinions, of a diametrically opposite character thundered at us from as many different distinguished specialists.

The discussion was begun, as all hot discussions on gynecologic subjects are begun in Philadelphia, by one of the big four of

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