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November 15, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(20):714-716. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410460014002

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REMOVAL OF A DERMOID CYST.  A Clinical Lecture, delivered at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, October8, 1890.BY WILLIAM GOODELL, M.D.,PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY.[Reported by Lewis H. Adler, Jr., M.D., Resident Physician of the Episcopal Hospital; Late Resident Physician of the University Hospital.]This woman is 22 years old; she appears to be quite strong and healthy-looking, but such is not the case. Her menstrual periods, for over four years, have been accompanied with a considerable amount of pain, and for the last eight months she has been practically a cripple. I have ascertained her trouble to be a tumor, about the size of an orange, situated in the ovarian region of the right side of her abdomen. This tumor seems to be adherent from every direction. She has been already under the care of many physicians, and has taken medicine of various kinds, but without any

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