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November 5, 1938

Hernia: Anatomy, Etiology, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Prognosis, and the Op[ill]rative and Injection Treatment

JAMA. 1938;111(19):1792. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790450074037

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This edition fulfils the need for an authoritative work on the new developments in the treatment of hernia. The treatment by injection is covered in detail. No extravagant claims are made for the injection method. The indications outlined as to the applicability of the injection method are conservative and conform with the best opinions on this subject. The technical steps are clearly outlined, particularly in the use of the injection method in inguinal and umbilical hernias. For completeness the author has described the technic of the treatment of femoral and incisional hernias by injection but properly does not encourage its use in these types of hernia. A chapter on trusses, while not as complete as might be expected, covers the essential points of good truss fitting. The description of operative technics is excellent. The more popular procedures in the operative treatment of every type of hernia are carefully and accurately

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