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April 3, 1897

Lectures on the Treatment of Fibroid Tumors of the Uterus.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(14):664. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440140040014

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Abstract

The book is divided into ten lectures. The first lecture treats of the anatomy, histology, etc. It is of course impossible to give a complete treatise on these subjects on eleven pages. Many important questions, for instance, the recent work on the adenomyomas of the uterus, are not mentioned at all. In lecture two the symptoms are described tersely and clearly, the diagnosis and differential diagnosis are discussed with much attention to detail. The third chapter contains the medical treatment and gives an exhaustive review of remedies which may or may not be of influence on uterine fibroids and on the conditions produced by them. Lecture four is devoted to ergot. The indications, methods of administration, duration and results of this treatment are discussed. The theories of the peculiar actions of ergot, and all the expectations built on these theories, are mentioned, but when it comes to results the author

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