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August 24, 1895

THE ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATIONS OF THE UTERINE APPENDAGES.

Author Affiliations

GYNECOLOGIST TO THE WEST SIDE GERMAN CLINIC, ETC. NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(8):306-311. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430340006001b

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Abstract

For some years past the surgical tendency of the gynecologist has completely overshadowed the rational treatment of diseases of the uterine appendages, and may be regarded as a confession of inability to cure; for it can no more be claimed that ablation of organs so important to the female economy is a cure of the morbid process, than amputation of a limb is a cure of the injured or diseased member.

General surgery has passed this stage of wholesale sacrifice of useful members, and to-day the saving of an injured limb is more creditable to the surgeon than a skillfully performed amputation. Gynecology must soon pass this stage also, for the limit of extreme pelvic surgery has been reached and the sad plight of the woman (?) who has survived the removal of her ovaries, tubes and uterus is beginning to be realized. I venture to predict that the gynecologist who

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