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May 11, 1929

Injection Treatment of Internal Hemorrhoids.

JAMA. 1929;92(19):1625. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700450057039

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This small volume consists, for the most part, of the author's own experience with the injection of phenol (carbolic acid) solution in the treatment of internal hemorrhoids. The anatomy and pathology of hemorrhoids are reviewed briefly. Complete details of the injection treatment are given, and a number of objections to it are discussed. There are a larger number of recurrences than with the operative method. However, the injection may be done in the office, and although it is usually necessary to repeat it, there is little loss of time. Because relief often follows the first injection, the patient frequently fails to return, as he should do, if he desires to be cured. A number of complications may occur if one does not follow the strict limitations and technic of the injection treatment. No space is given in the book to methods of operation. The injection method of treating internal hemorrhoids

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