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July 28, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(4):234. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460300036005

Various processes in the ovary of a progressive or constructive character have been described from time to time, but there has been no detailed account of the rôle enacted by the different histologic components in regeneration so extensive and thorough as the recent work of Maximow.1 Lothrop studied the healing of wounds in the ovaries of rabbits and dogs made by excising small portions of the organs by crushing, and by passing ligatures through them; he not only failed to note any changes in the germinal epithelium which covers the ovary but also omitted to describe the multiplication of ova which he claimed took place. Sselsnew did not find any progressive changes in either the ova or the follicles after wounds, and both Phister and Levi have described changes entirely retrogressive in the inflammations produced experimentally in the ovaries of amphibia. Although it has been asserted that a compensatory