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June 11, 1892

REPORT ON ABDOMINAL AND PELVIC SURGERY.Report of the Chairman of the Committee on Abdominal and Pelvic Surgery, read before the Kentucky State Medical Society, May (6, 1892.

Author Affiliations

OF LOUISVILLE, KY. Professor of Abdominal Surgery and Gynecology in the Kentucky School of Medicine; ex-President of the Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology of the American Medical Association; ex-President of the Kentucky State Medical Society; Fellow of the American Gynecological Society, of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Society; Consulting Surgeon to the Louisville City Hospital, etc.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(24):745-750. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411280021002

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Abstract

REPORT OF THIRTY-ONE SUCCESSFUL LAPAROTOMIES. (Concluded from page 696.)

In reporting the following cases I will omit many of the minor details. All of these operations except one were on intelligent private patients, and most of them at St. Joseph's Infirmary; they were seen by some of our most reputable physicians, and my chief assistant was usually either Dr. J. M. Holloway or Dr. F. W. Samuels, and the aæsthetizer Dr. Henry Orendorf.

Case 1.—Mrs. W., from New Haven, Ky.; aged 32; married fifteen years; has never been pregnant; was referred to me in the fall of 1889. A few months after marriage she had pelvic peritonitis and has since been an invalid, frequently suffering intense pain in the uterus or its adnexa, especially severe at the menstrual period. She has been treated by many physicians with but little temporary relief. The body of the uterus is pressed against the

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