February 10, 1894

Fluid Drinks After Laparotomy.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(6):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420850025012

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To the Editor:  —The occasion of these remarks is the appearance of a nicely written little book on the " After-Treatment of Laparotomy" by Dr. Christopher Martin, the trusted assistant of Mr. Lawson Tait. Dr. Martin's book is just issued and as it is not published in this country, he kindly sent me one of the first numbers. In 1890, I was a pupil of Mr. Tait's for six months and at this time Dr. Martin had full charge of the after-treatment, as Mr. Tait seldom saw many of the patients after he had performed the operation. I then had ample opportunity to witness the after-treatment by special permission of Mr. Tait. Dr. Martin is a skilful surgeon and a keen observer of natural phenomena in the field of laparotomy. His little book is based on the after-treatment of 1,000 cases of abdominal section. He is possessed of independence sufficient to

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