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July 9, 1892

MY OPERATIVE EXPERIENCE IN "PUS CASES."

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SURGEON TO COLUMBIA HOSPITAL, WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(2):45-47. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420020017001h

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Abstract

The following brief recital of a personal experience includes only cases selected from those occurring in my service at Columbia Hospital during the past year. In that time twenty-five cases have been referred to me for operation in which pus in varying amounts was found in the pelvis or abdomen. It will be therefore understood that this is not an account of my "year's work in gynecology," for I shall not mention other surgery for the present. Of these twenty-five cases three have died. But if I add to these the remainder of my pelvic cases I would have nearly fifty without added mortality. I shall limit myself to the consideration of these pus cases alone and shall not mention oöphorectomy, ovariotomy or any other surgery. The organic law of the Columbia Hospital demands that all cases requiring a laparotomy shall be submitted to a consultation of the visiting staff,

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