Our present knowledge does not extend far enough to enable us to have any influence in preventing benign and malignant growths of the female pelvic organs. For this reason they will be wholly disregarded in this discussion. I have, therefore, somewhat modified the title of my paper as published in the program and will limit my remarks to the prevention of inflammatory pelvic diseases after marriage, as they are preventable in a large majority of instances.
It has been said that statistics are worthless, but I am convinced that carefully tabulated records of cases coming under the observation of physicians are very valuable, especially when honestly used in a discussion like this one. The following statistics have been taken from my private office records, where every case that enters my consultation-room is carefully recorded. These results may be of interest and value to us in this discussion. The records show
HALL RB. PREVENTION OF PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASES AFTER MARRIAGE.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(7):440–442. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480070006001b
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