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March 1949


Arch Surg. 1949;58(3):273-280. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1949.01240030279003

SINCE January 1936 I have been attempting to evaluate the injection method of the treatment of hernia. By that time, so many papers reporting favorable results with the method had been published that anyone interested in hernia was forced to look into the method or at least could no longer ignore it. I therefore started using the method in two hospital clinics and also used it in a few private patients. My early experiences with the method were published in March 1941.1 Then the war came, with the disruption of civilian pursuits that war always entails, and since returning from the war I have tried to pick up some of the loose threads, take advantage of the passage of time and form an estimate of just where the method stands today.

Obviously in a paper on the present status of the injection treatment of hernia there is no place

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