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February 25, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(8):219. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420350025004

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports, Vol. III, Nos. 1, 2, 3, contains an article by Dr. J. Whitridge Williams, in which the subject of tuberculosis of the generative organs of woman is presented in its entirety. There are many points of interest to all physicians brought out by this thorough study and among them we would refer especially to the undoubted frequency of genital tuberculosis which appears to be far greater than was ever suspected and the disease consequently deserves more practical attention on the part of the gynecologists. Dr. Williams found genital tuberculosis seven times in ninety-one cases in which the tubes and ovaries were removed for purulent process or for adhesions; in other words, genital tuberculosis may be expected to occur in about one out of every twelve operations for the removal of tubes and ovaries the seat of past or present inflammatory disease; in only two out

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