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April 30, 1904

SURGICAL OBSERVATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES.

Author Affiliations

Major and Surgeon, U. S. Army; Commanding Officer, First Reserve Hospital. MANILA, P. I.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(18):1117-1121. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490630003001a
Abstract

Having for the past twelve months been closely associated with the surgical work at the First Reserve Hospital in the City of Manila, it has occurred to me that it might be of interest to the members of the Manila Medical Society should the results of this year's experience in surgery be presented to them, covering, as it does, a wide range of surgical conditions. Moreover, I am induced to select the above as the title of my paper by reason of the erroneous views prevailing in certain quarters, both in this archipelago and in the United States, as to the results of surgical work in the Philippine Islands. I shall first give a tabulated list of the various operations performed by the surgeons on duty at the First Reserve Hospital since Jan. 1, 1903, and then adduce certain conclusions, which would seem justified by the results. The operations enumerated

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