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Meeting of the German Surgical Society
The congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie was held in Berlin, April 20-23, 1927, under the chairmanship of Küttner of Breslau. The first main topic on the program was: "Newer Points of View on the Preparation and the After-Treatment of Persons Operated on." Rost of Mannheim gave a survey of the deaths occurring during the past four years in the surgical department of the Mannheimer Krankenhaus. Approximately a third of the deaths were due to infection and injuries, a third to tuberculosis and malignant tumors, and a third to peritonitis, operations on the stomach and gallbladder, etc. Ten per cent of the deaths of the last group were due to heart failure, which shows the need of a more careful estimate of circulatory conditions before an operation is underaken. In the testing of heart function carried out during the last nine months on
BERLIN. JAMA. 1927;89(2):134–136. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690020058023
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