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January 15, 1898

"One Dr. Eastman."

JAMA. 1898;XXX(3):162. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440550050019

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Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 6, 1898.

To the Editor:  —In the issue of the Journal for December 25, Dr. M. Price of Philadelphia, discussing extra-uterine pregnancy, observes: "My case at term, reported some five years ago, was in the tenth month of gestation and in the amniotic sac. The mother and child are today both living and well, the child a beautiful little girl. This case is reported in "Greig Smith's system of Abdominal Surgery' as operated by one Dr. Eastman. No one of the name is known to belong to the profession of Philadelphia. This goes to illustrate the worthless character of the statistics of even eminent authority. This case is stated by Smith to be the only one in America where mother and child both lived." At the onset we will disclaim any intention to champion the accuracy of Greig Smith's statistics, since indeed a typographic error in the

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