Fillers One hundred years ago

Multiple operations on a single patient

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7212.757b (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:757

Sir,—The following case, reported by Mercanton, seems to throw into the shade even Mundé's remarkable performance.[1] I mention it here as an example for the prevention of the Continental furor secandi spreading among ourselves.

The patient was an unmarried peasant woman, aged 47, who had suffered from uterine prolapse for four years. For this the following operations were done—anterior …

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