The American Gynaecological and Obstetrical Journal, Vol. 11

The American Gynaecological and Obstetrical Journal, Vol. 11 : July-December, 1897 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The American Gynaecological and Obstetrical Journal, Vol. 11: July-December, 1897 Another recent case called my attention still more forcibly to the difficulty of making an exact diagnosis. The patient had been under the observation of a physician in a neighboring city for nearly a year, She had had, within the last six or eight months, profuse menorrhagia, and during the last three months she had had metror rhagia more or less constantly; there was no foul discharge, and her general health was fair. She had been having for the last three months shooting pains in the back and abdomen. I examined, with a colleague, her under an anaesthetic, and found the uterus eu larged. I introduced a curette and removed a drachm of soft, brain like material. I said at the time that this was probably a case of malignant adenoma of the body of the uterus, and rather than have the woman return home unrelieved, I thought that hysterectomy was certainly indicated. Two pathologists pronounced that there was absolutely no sign of malignancy, the condition being simple adenoma. I examined some of the slides, and could myself find no evidence of malignant disease. I stated the case clearly to the patient and to her husband, and after a good deal of vacillation, they finally decided to have a radical operation. He reconsidered it several times, and when she was on the table asked whether I could swear that it was malignant, as he would not have the operation unless I could. I advised him to take his wife home at once, which he did. I have not the slightest doubt that the woman will return with well-marked malignant disease. [she did return three months later, and, on the advice of the late Dr. Lusk, I performed total extirpation success fully. The diagnosis was fully confirmed. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 784 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 40mm | 1,030g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 63 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243091818
  • 9780243091812