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Between August 1,1891, and August 1, 1892, I performed thirty-seven laparotomies which involved the removal of the tubes or ovaries of one or both sides. Of these cases, seventeen were for pyosalpynx, one for tubai hematocele, one for extra-uterine or tubai pregnancy, three for removal of appendages for fibroid, one removal of appendages for hystero epilepsy, twelve ovariotomies for ovarian cysts, and one for solid ovarian tumors. These thirty-seven cases were operated upon without a death. Neither does this series of successes represent a lot with death at either end. Back of them, in May, 1892, was my last death in this kind of work, there being nine successful operations between it and this report, and four successful ones since August 1, the end of this report, making a gratifying, and not altogether usual series of fifty consecutive cases without a death. This report, however, deals alone with the year's
MARTIN FH. ONE YEAR'S WORK IN TUBAL AND OVARIAN LAPAROTOMIES. THIRTY-SEVEN CASES WITHOUT A DEATH. JAMA. 1893;XX(11):293–301. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420380005001b
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