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As a member of the committee on the progress of surgery in the Missouri State Medical Society, I have asked the chairman to allow me to present this paper, which contains the report of a successful myomectomy made during the sixth month of gestation. No successful case of the kind is on record, so far as my knowledge goes, and I have been diligent in my efforts to find one recorded. Since the books at my command did not contain the information I desired on this subject, I addressed letters to a number of the prominent surgeons and physicians of our state and country. I quote from the letters of Prof. Howard A. Kelly, of Johns Hopkins University, Prof. Nicholas Senn, of Rush Medical College, and Prof. E. E. Montgomery, of Jefferson Medical College. Professor Kelly says: "I know of no case of intramural fibroid, i. e., one with a
LEWIS ER. MYOMECTOMY DURING THE SIXTH MONTH OF PREGNANCY. RECOVERY. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(25):1616–1617. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610250028003l
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