volume 132, issue 3404, P1045 1888
DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(02)27874-5
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Abstract: same conclusion when I said (twelve years ago, for the first time) that the tubes had more to do with menstruation than had the ovaries. This was ridiculed (by Martin, of Berlin, and others) as " Tait's tubular theory," but it is substantiated by the complete confirmation of the further facts which I then laid down-(a) that inflammatory and cystic diseases of the tubes always influence menstruation by deranging it, increasing its frequency and its amount, and rendering its performance excessively, often agonis…

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