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The first part of this book is occupied by the annual report of the Surgeon-General, John B. Hamilton, to the Secretary of the Treasury. Following this are tables giving statistics in regard to the Marine Hospital service, and then selected cases from the hospital practice. This latter section contains accounts of many very interesting cases, both medical and surgical. The first of these essays is on " Cases of Rheumatic Effusions in Joints Treated by Aspiration," written by Surgeon H. W. Sawtelle. W. H. Heath has prepared " Notes on the Heatonian Method for the Permanent Cure of Hernia." These notes were made upon 17 cases which he had operated. Twelve cases proved successful; two were failures; two improved, and one met with an accident and resulted badly.
H. R. Carter describes a case of " Stab-Wound followed by Artificial Anus," on which a successful operation was performed. Chas. E. Banks has an
Annual Report of the Supervising Surgeon-General of the Marine-Hospital Service of the United States for Fiscal Year 1882. JAMA. 1883;I(10):314–315. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390100026007
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