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December 23, 1893

AMPUTATION AT THE HIP-JOINT, BY WYETH'S BLOODLESS METHOD.Read before the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association, at New Orleans, La., Nov. 14, 1893.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF GENERAL AND ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, NEW ORLEANS POLYCLINIC; VISITING SURGEON, CHARITY HOSPITAL. NEW ORLEANS, LA.

JAMA. 1893;XXI(26):973-976. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420780021001f
Abstract

Dr. John A. Wyeth read a paper on a "Bloodless Method of Amputation at the Hip-joint," at the meeting of the American Medical Association in 1890. He had previously reported two cases successfully operated on by the method, to the Section of Surgery of the New York Academy of Medicine. He again described his method at the Pan American Medical Congress in Washington.

These cases were sarcomatous tumors of the thigh. In addition to these two successful cases, he gives also in detail in the paper referred to, two cases operated on successfully by McBurney and Fluhrer, the first being an infiltrating sarcoma of thigh, the second an osteo sarcoma.

As to bleeding in these four cases Wyeth reported that in his own two cases there was "no bleeding at all;" in Fluhrer's not more than four ounces of blood was lost during the whole operation, while in McBurney's perhaps

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