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February 7, 1891


JAMA. 1891;XVI(6):202-203. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410580022006

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At the meeting of the Philadelphia Obstetrical Society, December, 1890, Dr. Charles P. Noble presented a paper upon " Minor Uterine Surgery," which seems to us timely, since it is neither on the one hand excessively conservative, nor on the other unduly aggressive, in its recommendation of surgical procedures.

It might be inferred, he says, that gynecology had been so fully occupied with the surgery of its appendages that the uterus itself had been neglected, perhaps from the fact that the methods of the treatment of that organ had been placed upon an enduring basis and needed no restatement. But since, in a recent paper, the accepted methods of uterine treatment are called in serious question, he believes himself warranted in a review of generally accepted teachings.

He insists that a sharp distinction should be made between diseases of the uterus and diseases of its appendages, and this distinction is rendered

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