The histories of the greater number of the cases included in this paper, Avere presented to the Marion County Medical Society at different times. A few of them excited such interest and comment, that the writer thought it might not be an unprofitable task for him to collect the histories and present them as a whole to the profession. While the number of cases is not large (but twenty-three in all), they present quite a variety of pathological conditions and of operative methods.
The results were uniformly good, except in two instances. In one case of procidentia, our efforts were a failure, and in one instance of vaginal hysterectomy, death followed in a few hours after the operation.
With few exceptions, the operations were done in the amphitheatre, in the presence of the students of the medical colleges of the city. The others were performed in the surgery of the