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January 16, 1915


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Havre, Mont.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(3):242. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25710290004013e

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As an addition to any good chart I think this will settle the question always asked the man at the head of the table, "How long have I been working?" It may also point an accusing finger at many surgeons. I believe it is better for the surgeon to wait five minutes than for the patient to breathe ether for forty-five before the first incision. These clock dials may be printed or put on the chart with a rubber stamp, and for the keeping of authentic records, only the stroke of a pencil is necessary.

A New Method for Hemostasis in Suprapubic Prostatectomy.  —It requires no argument to prove that reliable and definite hemostasis is one of the principal requirements of the technic in suprapubic prostatectomy. Heretofore, procedures employed have been either by way of experiment, as the injection of serum, or temporary as digital compression, or an attempt at

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