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A REVIEW

OF THE

PRESENT STATE

OF

UTERINE PATHOLOG Y.

By the same Author.

A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Uterus.

The Third Edition, 8vo, cloth, 12s. 6d.

OF THE

PRESENT STATE

OF

UTERINE PATHOLOGY.

BY

JAMES HENRY BENNET, M.D.

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS;

PHYSICIAN-ACCOUCHEUR TO THE ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL;
FORMERLY HOUSE PHYSICIAN (BY CONCOURS) TO THE HOSPITALS — SAINT LOUIS,

LA PITIÉ, AND LA SALPÊTRIÈRE, PARIS.

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PREFACE.

In the successive editions of my “ Practical Treatise on Uterine Inflammation,” I have studiously avoided controversial discussions; and the present Essay has been partly written to obviate the necessity of entering the polemical arena in a future edition. Time and experience have proved the correctness of the facts I have advanced : as will ever be the case when facts—albeit novel and startling-are really true, and can be easily demonstrated. Various doctrinal explanations of these facts have, however, been brought forward or reproduced during the last few years-explanations at variance with the views which I profess. I have endeavoured, in the following pages, to analyse and answer these antagonistic doctrines, and most sincerely do I trust that I may be deemed to have accomplished the rather ungracious task in a spirit of courteous scientific inquiry. Several of the writers whose views I criticise are esteemed and valued friends, the opinions of whom I would fain have respected; but science admits not such distinctions. In the defence of what we conscientiously consider to be the truth, all considerations of private friendship must be laid aside ; be laid aside, provided the discussion be carried on in a strictly honourable and truthful spirit. This I have endeavoured to do; and it remains with the profession to decide how far I have succeeded.

and may

60, GROSVENOR STREET,

May, 1856.

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