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June 21, 1924

Hernia and Its Radical Cure.

JAMA. 1924;82(25):2075. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650510075032

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This small volume is principally devoted to the treatment of inguinal, femoral, umbilical, ventral and obturator hernia. Brief consideration is given to fatty hernia, and hernia of the appendix, bladder, stomach and ovary. It is surprising to note that the author does not accept the saccular theory of inguinal hernia. He advocates nontransplantation of the cord in inguinal hernia operations, and states that local anesthesia should be used only in exceptional cases. The chief value of this book lies in the fact that it is the expression of the views and practices of one of the leading English surgeons. The case histories that Hutchinson cites, and the experiences that he relates, are the result of a long and active surgical practice, and should prove of interest to those doing general surgery.

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