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December 11, 1897

"Treatment of Inevitable Abortion."

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(24):1230-1231. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440500044012

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Bloomington, Ill., Dec. 1, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I read with interest, and with a large measure of approval, the concisely stated contribution of Dr. H. P. Newman on the "Treatment of Inevitable Abortion," in our Journal of 27th ult. A paper on the subject of abortion before any medical body, or village society, or an international gathering, invariably elicits a spirited discussion, plainly indicating that there yet remains much to be desired in the management of such conditions,The diversity of views usually expressed, tending all the way from a dull, blameable conservatism to dangerous radicalism, further indicates that all methods are unsatisfactory at times, disastrous often, and that the desired middle ground of action has not been reduced to a formula, embracing every probable situation. A careful analysis of Dr. Newman's article indicates clearly enough that he believes in and practices the rather advanced radicalism, and defends his

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