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January 17, 1903

THE MORTALITY FOLLOWING OPERATIONS FOR PUS IN THE PELVIS.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Gynecology, Western Reserve University, and Gynecologist-in-Chief to the Lakeside Hospital. CLEVELAND, OHIO.

JAMA. 1903;XL(3):170-173. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490030030002g
Abstract

In the course of his everyday reading, as well as in his own operative work, the busy surgeon is always meeting with new data, so that at the end of a certain time he finds his mind loaded up with a mass of undigested knowledge, much of which is of no practical utility, or even apparently contradictory. Under these circumstances he finds it necessary to pass in review from time to time all these accumulated ideas, and to sift out the chaff from the wheat so that he can once more start with a clear field and find himself in a position to answer the questions: 1. What have I learned lately which I can utilize in improving my surgical judgment? 2. What omissions from or additions to my operative technic will give me better results in the future? Probably the most satisfactory way by which he can attain this

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