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August 1950

SURGERY OF THE GALLBLADDERA Study of the Results of Surgical Treatment in Rock County, Wis.

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Arch Surg. 1950;61(2):199-210. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1950.01250020203002

THE SURGICAL Committee of Rock County Medical Society of Wisconsin in recent years has surveyed and reported results of 8.000 operations for appendicitis1 and 1,200 operations for various types of hernia2 and in 1945 reported a series of 756 cases of disease of the gallbladder, including both medical and surgical cases, covering the period from 1929 to 1943.3 The present survey is a follow-up and includes 329 operations on the biliary tract for the five year period of 1943 to 1948.

Statistics on all phases of the subject have been compiled and studied, but in this presentation only the more important aspects of the study will be discussed. One hundred and fifty-six (47 per cent) of the patients were between the ages of 41 and 60. Two hundred and seventy-six (84 per cent) were women and 53 (16 per cent) were men; the youngest patient was 19

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