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December 4, 1897


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JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1145-1146. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490011001d

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A physician recently asked me the question if there really was any value in the electric treatment of fibroid tumors of the uterus. Being a general practitioner unfamiliar with the subject itself, and yet not entirely unfamiliar with my well-known position on this question, I was somewhat taken aback, as the expression is, at the assumption that my private views could differ from my public statements, and was most emphatic in my endorsement of published views. Subsequent reflection convinced me, however, that his question was a natural one and intended to elicit an expression of these esoteric views of our work which we sometimes indulge in to intimate professional friends, and which so happily govern the deliberate work of many men who are commonly thought too enthusiastic and over-professional. Taking for granted that those interested in hearing this short paper are in the same confidentially inquiring mood I shall endeavor

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