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June 4, 1898

SOME UNUSUAL CASES OF APPENDICITIS.

Author Affiliations

PROFESSOR OF OPERATIVE GYNECOLOGY, OHIO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, ETC. COLUMBUS, OHIO.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(23):1325-1328. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440750013002b

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Abstract

After a surgeon has attended several hundred cases of appendicitis; after he has found the appendix on the left side of the abdomen, running up to the gallbladder in front and to the kidney behind the colon, and even, as in a specimen in the museum of the Ohio Medical University, nicely curled up under the left collar bone; and after he has seen it discharging the abscess, resulting from its perforation, into the bowel, the bladder, the vagina, the groin, the scrotum, the lumbar region, and even perforating the diaphragm and discharging through the lung, he begins to feel a great deal of respect for this otherwise insignificant organ, and perhaps thinks that he knows a great deal about appendicitis. Nevertheless, even with such an experience, he will be constantly meeting with cases that will surprise him, and which will continue to still further convince him that the appendix,

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