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.