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One of the commonest diseases of womanhood, and at the same time one of the most serious in its consequences to health and life, is inflammation of the Fallopian tubes. It is very generally, if not uniformly, secondary to disease elsewhere. Like peritonitis, it is not idiopathic. It is a common cause of sterility, either in direct consequence of the disease, or as a result of the surgical measures employed for its cure. It leads not infrequently to fatal results. Therefore to prevent mortality and to preserve mental stability and the functions of maternity, disease of these appendages is second in importance to no other, and appeals always to our highest consideration and best judgment.
It is just to say that pyosalpinx is a purely surgical condition, requiring some form of operative procedure for its permanent cure, yet cases now and then recover without recourse to the knife. As uterine
GRANT WW. THE EFFECT OF UTERINE CURETTAGE AND DRAINAGE ON DISEASE OF THE TUBES. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(10):528–532. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450100026002g
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