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October 18, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(16):572-575. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410420016002

VAGINAL HYSTERECTOMY.  A Clinical Lecture delivered at the Woman's Hospital of Chicago.BY FRANKLIN H. MARTIN, M.D.,PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL SCHOOL OF CHICAGO.The first patient which we bring before you today for consideration is one upon whom I propose to perform vaginal hysterectomy, for cancer of the cervix and uterine portion of the vaginal walls. The patient is a nulapara, unmarried and but 28 years of age. As you doubtless know, such an early age and domestic condition are two factors which would not ordinarily lead us to expect cancer.The patient was referred to my department from the out-department of the hospital, about three months ago, for the purpose of giving her the advantage of galvanism, for what seemed simple hypertrophy of the cervix from repeated attacks of endometritis. She was treated on an average of about once a week by myself or the house physician,