JAMA. 1890;XIV(11):380-382. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410110020002d.
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Having, at the annual meeting of the Chicago Gynecological Society, October, 1888, reported my peritoneal sections for the year ending June 30, 1888, I have thought it best to commence this report with July 1, 1888, in continuation with the old one.


Perhaps the most interesting subject for us to examine is the mortality, and our first inquiry will be, what kind of cases usually get well, and in what kind do most of the deaths occur? All abdominal sections in which there were no adhesions (sixteen in number) recovered. All vaginal sections (sixteen in number), with and without adhesions, got well, excepting one in which the death depended upon general conditions, viz: delirium tremens and its complications. In the series of forty-eight cases of last year, all abdominal sections without adhesions (sixteen in number) got well, excepting two cases of hæmorrhage due to the employment of the prevalent


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