We all know that even the least of the atoms has its definite value and its purpose to fulfill in the harmonious whole of Nature's plan. We have been long taught when a limb was injured, a hand mangled or an abscess formed to make every effort to save the part. Until rather recent years these saving methods did not seem to apply to the pelvic organs of women at all.
SURGICAL TREATMENT OF OVARIES.
In view of the fact that pelvic lesions constitute a large percentage of every surgeon's cases, their treatment becomes a matter of momentous importance. The recognition of the value of the internal secretions or trophic influences of the ovaries has had a world-wide influence as regards the surgical treatment of these organs.The elder Emmet expressed the hope that future generations might be allowed to go uncastrated. More than twenty years ago Schröder first advocated
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