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The advances which have been made in the science of bacteriology and the discovery that the same germs are responsible for wound infection and puerperal sepsis, has given a new impetus to the consideration of certain surgical procedures looking to the cure of various forms of sepsis met with during the puerperium. During the past few months the question of removal of the uterus, as a method of treatment for certain conditions arising during the course of puerperal infection, has been discussed by some of the prominent gynecologic societies of the country and much difference of opinion in regard to the advisability of this mode of procedure has been shown to exist.
In spite of the diminished mortality from puerperal sepsis, brought about by the introduction of antiseptic and aseptic measures, probably many thousands of women die annually from puerperal septicemia. The favorable results have been obtained in the large
PETERSON R. HYSTERECTOMY FOR PUERPERAL INFECTION. JAMA. 1895;XXV(7):268–272. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430330010001d
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