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March 5, 1898


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JAMA. 1898;XXX(10):523-524. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440620011001a

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The Journal of the American Medical Association, Feb. 12, 1898, contains an article by Hugo Summa, M.D., and A. C. Bernays, M.D., entitled "The History and Diagnosis of a Case of Carcinoma of the Stomach and the first Operation of Excision of the Stomach in America."

In view of this report it may be of interest to recall a case of sarcoma of the stomach for which excision of that organ was performed by me more than four years ago, antedating some years the now famous case of Schatter of Zurich.

The case is well known in Philadelphia among my medical friends and has on several occasions been referred to in discussion on abdominal topics. The patient was examined by Dr. S. Solis-Cohen and I think Drs. T. S. K. Morton and Steinbach of the Polyclinic staff. Dr. John B. Roberts and other members of the staff were present at

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