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December 13, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(24):874-877. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410500030012


The Chirurgical Treatment of Tuberculous Peritonitis.

At a meeting of the Chirurgical Clinic at the Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, M. le docteur Terrillon took for his lecture the following interesting study, viz.: "The Chirurgical Treatment of Tuberculous Peritonitis." A report of this lecture is just published of which I here give the contents.

We are about to study to-day an affection which has for a long time almost exclusively belonged to medicine, but which falls more and more under the dominion of surgery. I wish to speak of tuberculous peritonitis, of which we have, at this moment, an interesting example in our hospital.

You have been able to see, just now, in my ward, a young girl of sixteen years, pale, meagre, who presents a particular deformation of the abdominal region. The stomach is globulous, pointing forwards, as that of a woman affected with a cyst

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