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Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 19, 1902.
To the Editor:
—In The Journal of the 16th inst. is a communication from Dr. Marcy of Boston in which he calls attention to these articles of his, viz.: Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, September 1888, "The Perineum; Its Anatomy, Physiology and Methods of Restoration After Injury"; also "The Reconstruction of the Pelvic Structures in Woman," American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 1892; also "The Reconstruction of the Pelvic Structures Incident to Lesions of Perineum," The Journal American Medical Association, October 21, 1899. He then says: "Here will be found all the essentials of Dr. Noble's interesting article on 'A New Operation for Complete Laceration of the Perineum.'"In reply to this most extraordinary claim I will state that the chief feature of my operation is elimination of the danger of infection from the rectum by dissecting the lower anterior portion
Noble GH. Priority in Perineum Repair Technic. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):645–646. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480370053015
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