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—This distinguished surgeon, of London, has been spending several days in this city, much to the gratification of the local profession, and, we trust, not without genuine pleasure to himself. On Wednesday evening, the 26th inst., he accepted an invitation to meet with and address the Chicago Medical Society in one of the parlors of the Grand Pacific Hotel. At the hour appointed the room was well filled with members of the Society, and Sir William entertained them with a discussion of several important surgical topics illustrating the present status of plastic, abdominal and antiseptic surgery. The chief point he presented in relation to plastic operations was the advantage of raising the flaps intended for use in covering or restoring injured parts, dressing them properly and waiting until their nutrition had become well established (usually from twelve to fourteen days) before molding and attaching them to the parts for which
Sir William MacCormac.. JAMA. 1883;I(12):370–371. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390120018006