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May 27, 1905

THE DEVELOPMENT OF FIBROIDS OF THE UTERUS AFTER ABLATION OF THE APPENDAGES.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(21):1662-1664. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.92500480010001b
Abstract

Medical literature teems with papers, discussions, essays and books on the subject of fibroids of the uterus in their multiform variations. Fifty-three pages of the Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's office were required to list the titles of the literary productions on tumors of the uterus received in that magnificent library previous to 1893. Of these, fully three-fourths are concerning fibromata and myomata. In the Index Medicus, the list is ever increasing and probably twice as many treatises have been published since, as before, the year mentioned.

Nor does the search for knowledge of uterine fibroids lose any of its energy. New facts concerning these tumors are constantly coming to light; formerly they were considered benign from beginning to end, and they were supposed never to begin before puberty or after the menopause; all these points have been absolutely refuted, at least from a practical

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