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October 21, 1933

Die Bruchoperation nach Bassini.

JAMA. 1933;101(17):1340-1341. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420060039

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This is limited to a detailed description of the Bassini operation for inguinal hernia, with colored illustrations showing the surgical anatomy and technic of each step. The author was an assistant to Bassini, dedicates the volume to his master and states that, since Bassini first described his operation, more than forty years ago, numerous modifications have been suggested by various surgeons. Some of these have been advanced as new operations and some have ignored the fundamental purpose of the original operation and consequently have been to its discredit. Surgeons, in general, are not carrying out all the steps of the operation in accordance with the technic suggested by Bassini. This is partly, at least, due to the fact that Bassini, in his original contribution (strangely enough the exact reference appears nowhere in the volume) was too brief in his exposition, and the illustrations, while excellent, were too few and were

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