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Article
May 1948

SURVEY OF RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR HERNIA IN ROCK COUNTY, WISCONSIN

Author Affiliations

JANESVILLE, WIS.; BELOIT, WIS.

Arch Surg. 1948;56(5):596-604. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1948.01240010606005
Abstract

IN SPITE of the fact that the great mass of surgical operations in this country are performed by ordinary surgeons and general practitioners, published results of operations generally come from the large centers and educational institutions, where the work is done by a highly select group of surgeons or carefully supervised house surgeons. In Wisconsin there are approximately eight thousand, one hundred and forty-five beds in approved (American College of Surgeons approved) general hospitals, and only eight hundred and seventy-five of these are under the direct supervision of the state university medical school. One other group of hospitals, in the only metropolitan center in the state, furnishes clinical material for a medical school, but does not come under direct control or supervision. In addition, there are five thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven beds in general hospitals throughout the state in which an undetermined amount of work is done. These hospitals

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