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April 23, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(17):517-519. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411210011001c

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Gentlemen:—You will remember, in the notice of this clinic, it was announced that among other operations which we would proceed with to-day, was one of abdominal section, for the removal of an interstitial fibroid of the womb; an abdominal hysterectomy, so-called. Well, hereis the patient before you; and, while we must congratulate her on her escape from the perilous ordeal which was before her, we are sorry to have disappointed you.

But, it seems to me, that the history of this case and the simple means by which she has been rapidly and radically relieved of her infirmity, are by far of more practical value than would be any operation, which would involve the loss of blood and an extensive mutilation. Her history is briefly this: she is 43 years old, free from any organic disease, and had good general

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