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August 19, 1893

ANALYSIS OF ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE CASES OF HERNIA OPERATED UPON FOR THE PURPOSE OF RADICAL CURE.Read before the Section on Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.

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BOSTON, MASS.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(8):256-261. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420600006001a
Abstract

It may be possible that I owe the Surgical Section of the American Medical Association an apology for inviting their attention again, at so short an interval, to the subject of hernia. However, it is not for the purpose of repeating my views which I have so recently presented in extenso to the profession, but the rather that I may analyze a little more carefully the results of my personal experience, and also that of the distinguished surgeons who have made valuable contributions upon this subject since, and briefly draw therefrom the deductions thus afforded. In my work published last summer, I gave a brief review of 112 operations with the history of seventy-eight cases which I had been able to keep under observation. Of these, there were reported four relapses, and of the four, three had returned within six months from the time of operation. I have reoperated upon

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