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May 26, 1923


JAMA. 1923;80(21):1533-1534. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640480037021

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Lozano's Lecture in Paris  Dr. Ricardo Lozano, professor of clinical surgery at Saragossa, recently gave a lecture at the medical school of Paris, where many courtesies were extended to him. His lecture, entitled "Some Uncommon Cases in My Practice," was divided into three parts. In the first part, he referred to two cases of retraction by shrinkage of the ileocecal valve, which, despite its name, is really a sphincter. He expressed the opinion that foreign bodies are not as harmless as they are considered by modern surgeons; they may even block entirely the ileocecal valve, and cause dyspepsia through irritation.In the second part of his lecture, Dr. Lozano dealth with hydatid cysts, which are common in his province. In more than 5,000 operations before 1920, 129, 2.4 per cent., were for echinococcus disease. Dr. Lozano feels sure, though he has no proof, that hydatid cysts come chiefly from the

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