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September 30, 1899


JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(14):863-864. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450660053005

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In his studies of the origin, nature and destiny of the adenomyomata of the female sexual apparatus, Leopold Landau, Berlin, has developed some new knowledge of an old subject. The new matter has for the most part been accumulated within the last five years, and is so complete that the story of the origin, construction and treatment of these neoplasms may now be told in a purely pragmatic and sequential way.

As early as 1896 Von Recklinghausen observed, in addition to the ordinary fibromata, myomata and fibromyomata of the uterus, certain muscle tumors in which glands and cysts were present. The epithelium of the glands and cysts of these neoplasms, which he denominated "organoid myomata," he believed to be derived, either from prenatal inclusion within the tissues of the coalescing tubes of Mueller, of fragments of the Wolffian bodies, or from cut off post-fetal out-shoots of epithelium, growing from the

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