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John Montgomery Baldy

Born 1860
Died 1934

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American gynaecologist, 1860-1934.

Biography of John Montgomery Baldy

John Montgomery Baldy was Professor of gynaecology at the Philadelphia Polyclinic. He is best remembered for having performed one of the earliest, albeit unsuccessful, gastrectomies in the United States (1898) and for modifying John Webster’s (1863-1950) method of treating retrodisplacement of the uterus (1903).

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