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Observations on Extirpation of the Ovaria, with Cases

  title={Observations on Extirpation of the Ovaria, with Cases},
  author={John Lizars},
  journal={Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal},
  pages={247 - 256}
  • J. Lizars
  • Published 1 October 1824
  • Medicine
  • Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal
T^iiom the records of medicine, the ovaria seem as subject to disease as any other organ in the body; and, from their attaining enormous size, producing great pain, and destroying the life of the sufferer, they have early called the attention of practitioners. They appear subject to dropsy, the fluid being contained either in one or more cysts; and to dropsy, combined with various degenerations of texture and morbid productions. Various modes of treatment have been invented, and had re- 
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