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September 8, 1906

FEMORAL HERNIOTOMY.

Author Affiliations

Surgeon-in-Chief of Augustana Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital; Professor of Clinical Surgery in the University of Illinois. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(10):751-754. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210100023002e
Abstract

The subject of herniotomy for inguinal, umbilical and ventral hernia seems to have come to a practical conclusion by the universal acceptance of the different principles embodied in the methods in inguinal herniotomy introduced by Bassini and further developed by Andrews, Ferguson and Coley; the method of Mayo for umbilical hernia; the method of anatomic dissection and union of corresponding layers in cases of postoperative ventral hernia and hernia of the linea alba.

TREATMENT OF FEMORAL HERNIA.  It is in femoral herniæ that the methods still differ greatly. As a matter of convenience to the reader I have added a short summary of the most important ones of these various methods.The object of this paper is to introduce into the treatment of femoral hernia a principle which has for many years been universally recognized in surgery and which has, it seems, been employed by only a few surgeons in

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