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November 12, 1898

THE RELATIONS OF PELVIC AND NERVOUS DISEASES.WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO OÖPHORECTOMY FOR FUNCTIONAL NERVOUS DISORDERS.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(20):1133-1136. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450200001001

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Abstract

The question before us is one of great importance, and has presented difficulties fully commensurate therewith, but experience, more accurate and trustworthy if less fascinating and brilliant than the most ingenious theorizing, has answered at least a part of it.

There can be no doubt as to the frequent and important relationship existing between the two sets of symptoms under discussion, but the nature of the connection and the way in which it is established in each individual case is a matter by no means so clear, while the interpretations which may be put upon the same set of phenomena differ as widely as the theories and prejudices of those who are called upon to make the decision. The ease with which all nervous symptoms may be so simply and confidently referred to disorders of the pelvic organs, and the equal facility with which objections on the ground of physiology

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