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September 19, 1903


Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery, Rush Medical College, University of Chicago, and Surgeon of the Presbyterian Hospital. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(12):718-724. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490310022001d

At the Columbus meeting of the American Medical Association I read, before the Section on Surgery and Anatomy, a paper entitled "Operation for Undescended Testicle and Congenital Inguinal Hernia," published in The Journal of the A. M. A., Sept. 23, 1899. Since that time I have had the opportunity of operating on a further series of cases, representing practically all the varieties of this malformation and have made some improvements, made necessary by difficulties occasionally met, which make operative reduction of the misplaced testicle possible in almost all cases; and places, I believe, the operation in a position where it should be accepted as a standard surgical procedure.

A further reason for again presenting this subject is the fact that a number of my colleagues have informed me that they have had difficulty in understanding and in carrying out the operation which I recommended, and I have felt that a series of plates illustrating the various

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