American gynaecological and obstetrical journal. . etwo, with the assistance of a chamber-maid, proceeded to chloroform andoperate. A total abdominal hysterectomy was performed. The woman waskept under the operation for two hours. The night following the operation thepatient died suddenly. The autopsy revealed two imprudences on the part ofthe operator. The operator had left, in his bungling haste, a pair of forceps inthe abdominal cavity, and a hemorrhage had carried off the unfortunate pa-tient. ****** Dr. Lasalette was taken into court and condemned to two months in jail and500 francs fine.

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American gynaecological and obstetrical journal. . etwo, with the assistance of a chamber-maid, proceeded to chloroform andoperate. A total abdominal hysterectomy was performed. The woman waskept under the operation for two hours. The night following the operation thepatient died suddenly. The autopsy revealed two imprudences on the part ofthe operator. The operator had left, in his bungling haste, a pair of forceps inthe abdominal cavity, and a hemorrhage had carried off the unfortunate pa-tient. ****** Dr. Lasalette was taken into court and condemned to two months in jail and500 francs fine.
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American gynaecological and obstetrical journal. . etwo, with the assistance of a chamber-maid, proceeded to chloroform andoperate. A total abdominal hysterectomy was performed. The woman waskept under the operation for two hours. The night following the operation thepatient died suddenly. The autopsy revealed two imprudences on the part ofthe operator. The operator had left, in his bungling haste, a pair of forceps inthe abdominal cavity, and a hemorrhage had carried off the unfortunate pa-tient. ****** Dr. Lasalette was taken into court and condemned to two months in jail and500 francs fine. Badly advised, he carried his case to the Court of Appeals.This court raised his punishment to three months in jail and sustained the fine.The feeling against the unusual belly-splitting now going on in ContinentalEurope is very bitter. There is a good chance that an enactment will bepassed forcing the gynaecological specialist to have the sustaining opinion of aregular surgeon and a general practitioner before any operation shall be per-formed.. TROM A VERY RECENT PHOTOGRAPH See page THE AMERICAN GYN/ECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRICAL JOURNAL. DECEMBER, 1897. IN MEMORIAM.William Thompson Lusk, M.D., LL.D.By Henry C. Coe, M.D., New York. Soon after we parted for the summer an honored Fellow of ourSociety suddenly passed into the unknown. Death has singularlyspared our company during the past decade, but when he rudelysummoned one of our noblest and best, we felt that the breaking upof our goodly fellowship had indeed begun. The pathetic cry of theLitany was not answered, but who can say that it was not best?His end was unostentatious, like his life. In the midst of restlessactivity, at the period of a well-rounded career, he went apart andfell asleep. To be spared the decay of mental and physical powers,to depart at the moment of victory—was not this the enviable lot ofthe father of the Olympian victor whom the ancient philosopher de-clared to be the happiest of men? Others will utt