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August 23, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(8):410-411. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.52480340004001b

Cesarean sections are not so numerous that any case is uninteresting or should not be reported even if success has not attended the efforts made for relief. Even want of success has its lessons and much may be learned which can be made profitable if heeded.

THE DANGERS OF VENTROFIXATION.  Much of value has been written in later years by such eminent authorities as Edebohls, New York; Burrage, Boston; Kelly, Baltimore; Noble and R. Wood, Philadelphia, and others as to the damages of ventrofixation in the child-bearing period, and yet the lesson does not seem to have been learned that ventrofixation during this period may become a very dangerous complication in pregnancy. The train of symptoms, for which women consult gynecologists, which require the operation of ventrofixation, are so well known that it is not necessary to recall them, and yet, would it not be better to allow a woman

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