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February 26, 1938

Injection Treatment of Hernia

JAMA. 1938;110(9):680. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790090062030

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This small volume reflects the experience gained by the authors in the hernia clinic of the Minneapolis General Hospital. This clinic was organized in 1932 for the purpose of trying an ambulant method of treating hernia by the injection method. The book contains chapters on the anatomy of the abdominal wall in relation to the various types of hernia, the etiology, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of hernia, and a chapter on the truss. The methods of injection for indirect inguinal hernia, direct inguinal hernia and femoral hernia are described in detail. Anatomic drawings accompanying the chapter will aid the reader much in grasping the essential points of the technic. The rationale of the treatment depends entirely on the response of the tissues to the injections of sclerosing solutions. This is adequately dealt with in a special chapter. The authors had an opportunity to observe the effects of irritating solutions in

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