Abdominal surgery, though more than fifty years a thrifty identity, has in the last half a decade assumed such a position, through the boldness and success of skilled operators, as to surpass beyond competition all other departments. Even the newly invaded region of the brain, with its brilliant record, is unmentionable in comparison.
Though among the rarer lesions for which abdominal section is appropriate, the still rarer comparative success after the operation lends an interest to the few recorded recoveries after laparotomy for intraperitoneal rupture of the bladder, beyond numerical desert.
In making report of a successful suture of intraperitoneal rent, I venture to call attention to the history of the operation, now about ten years old. Though the classical opinions expressed by Sir William MacCormac, together with the comments and amplifications by Mr. T. Holmes, cover pretty well both the theoretical features and the practical details of the condition
GRANT HH. INTRAPERITONEAI, RUPTURE OF BLADDER.Read in the Section on Surgery at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 8-11, 1888.. JAMA. 1888;XI(4):118–123. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400560010001a