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March 14, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(11):300-301. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860020013

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Berlin, Feb. 24, 1885.

The Abdominal Surgery of Dr. A. Martin— Parametritis and Perimetritis — Cocaine in Reflex Neurosis — Litholapaxie—Emmet's Operation—The Lepra Bacillus and Bacilli in General.  —The results of Dr. A. Martin's abdominal surgery, under the strictest antiseptic precautions are as follows: He has extirpated the kidney eleven times with four deaths; 105 ovariotomies with four deaths, one only being from sepsis. Out of sixty laparotomies thirty-one were healed without drainage, and twenty-nine with drainage. Of the thirty-one cases without drainage the mortality was 35.5 per cent., seven deaths being from sepsis. Of the twenty-nine cases treated with drainage the mortality was 24.2 per cent., four deaths being from sepsis. He operated the other day in a case of tubal pregnancy of exceptional interest. The patient was well on to six months, and the whole cyst was excised without rupturing the sac, the fœtal left foot alone protruding.

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