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Myomectomy As an Alternative to Hysterectomy for Women Who Have Completed Childbearing: A Pilot Study David Blair Toub, M.D. Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology  Pennsylvania Hospital
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“ The uterus has but one function- Reproduction. After the last planned pregnancy, the uterus becomes a useless, bleeding, symptom-producing, potentially cancer-bearing organ and therefore should be removed.” Wright, Obstet Gynecol 33:560, 1969
“ Since cure without deformity or loss of  function must ever be surgery’s highest ideal,  the general proposition that myomectomy is a  greater surgical achievement than hysterectomy is incontestable.” Bonney, 1931

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  • 1. Myomectomy As an Alternative to Hysterectomy for Women Who Have Completed Childbearing: A Pilot Study David Blair Toub, M.D. Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology Pennsylvania Hospital
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  • 10. “ The uterus has but one function- Reproduction. After the last planned pregnancy, the uterus becomes a useless, bleeding, symptom-producing, potentially cancer-bearing organ and therefore should be removed.” Wright, Obstet Gynecol 33:560, 1969
  • 11. “ Since cure without deformity or loss of function must ever be surgery’s highest ideal, the general proposition that myomectomy is a greater surgical achievement than hysterectomy is incontestable.” Bonney, 1931