JAMA. 1907;XLIX(22):1831-1836. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320220019001d.
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The fear of hemorrhage appears to have been the only reason for the use of the uterine clamp. Sir Spencer Wells, Dr. Thomas, Dr. Storer and others spent much time and thought on the devices with which their names are connected. Clamps were in no wise preferable to ligatures with their ends cut long and left extending through the abdominal wound, although it was contended that the wound could be packed about the clamp so as to render infection less liable, and that by tightening the clamp from day to day hemorrhage could be more safely controlled. Although Dr. H. R. Storer was for a long time an advocate of the clamp and his clamp possessed certain advantages, he introduced the treatment of the cervical stump by suturing it firmly into the deeper layers of the wound—called by him "the pocketng of the pedicle." This procedure rendered it possible to


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