—Professor Karl Braun, of Vienna, has recently published an interesting and instructive account of his last one hundred laparotomies.1 The operations, indicated by tumors in connection with the female genital apparatus, were performed in the Vienna Gynæcological University Clinic, No. 1, of the General Hospital, usually in the presence of numerous physicians and students, during the last five years —1879-1883, inclusive. The results of the operations are as follows:
Of all laparotomies, 73, or 73 per cent., recovered, 27, or 27 per cent., died; of 90 laparotomies, with exclusion of ovarian carcinoma, 70, or 77 per cent., recovered, 20, or 22 per cent., died; of 74 ovariotomies and parovariotomies, in cases of cystomata, 60, or 81 per cent., recovered, 14, or 18 per cent., died; of 10 ovariotomies in cases of ovarian carcinoma or sarcoma, 3, or 30 per cent., recovered, 7, or 70 per cent., died; of 16
Karl Braun's Last One Hundred Laparotomies. JAMA. 1884;III(13):355–356. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390620019003
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