Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
The Società italiana di ostetricia e ginecologia held its twenty-sixth congress in Rome, under the chairmanship of Prof. Ernesto Pestalozza, senator.
The official paper on the first topic (Ovarian Grafts) was presented by Prof. Giacomo Aymerich, director of the Clinica Ostetrica in Perugia. The speaker discussed briefly the purpose of the graft and described its several varieties. He stated the fundamental principles determining the successful implantation and fixation of grafts, and took up then the subject of the ovarian graft, first applied experimentally by Paul Bert in 1863, and today widely used. It has been established that a successfully grafted ovary may produce (though somewhat irregularly) follicles, some of which mature and give place to corpora lutea. The ovarian graft prevents the appearance of the phenomena that often follow ovariectomy. In old experimental animals it produces a somatic and psychic transformation and stimulates