Thad. M. Stevens
1885 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
reported, in detail, three cases of ovariotomy, one of which was followed by death, the other two recovered. The fatal result in the first case was determined by peritonitis, apparently the result of a sponge accidentally left in the lower part of the peritoneal cavity, as proved by a post-mortem examination. The other two cases were accompanied by no unusual symptoms or modes of procedure, and made good recoveries. Dr. C. T. Parks reported three cases of laparotomy, two for the removal of
more » ... the removal of ovarian cysts, both terminat¬ ing in recovery of the patients. The third was for the removal of a supposed fibroid tumor of the ute¬ rus in a woman who had never borne children. The
doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390770022009 fatcat:eeei3hsxabc3dftorj6hhxfhim