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January 24, 1891

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY, WITH REPORT OF TWO CASES.Read before the Gynecological Society of Chicago, September 26, 1890.

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JAMA. 1891;XVI(4):121-124. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410560013001b

On June 23, 1890, a lady called at my office complaining of bloatedness, backache, and constipation. She gave her age as 27, was of American birth, had enjoyed perfect health up to her marriage four years ago; pregnant once three years ago, labor at full term, normal. Right after she got up from confinement she had ulceration of the womb, for which she was treated over a year in Milwaukee. It is an exacerbation of this womb trouble (she thinks) that now compels her to consult a physician. Upon examination I found the cervix neither lacerated nor ulcerated. In the region of the right ovary there was a painful swelling; a thorough examination, however, was impossible, on account of the tenseness of the abdominal walls. I told the patient that part of her complaint was no doubt due to constipation, and that I would first try to relieve this and