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December 13, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(24):666-668. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390730022009

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Berlin, Nov. 18, 1884.

Gynæcology.  —Dr. Schroeder admits no one to his laparotomies without an especial invitation. The person invited is requested to bathe thoroughly before coming, and to wear a suit of clothes which has been aired, and which has not been in general use. I saw him make a gastro-hysterectomy at half-past seven on the morning of the 15th (most of the operative work is done here in the early morning). The operation lasted one hour and three-quarters, and varied in no essential particular from the routine which I have already described in the American Journal of Obstetrics. The actual cautery was used to the stump, and a 10 per cent, solution of carbolic acid was made use of. The stump was well protected by its flaps, so that there was no oozing, and it was then dropped into the cavity. The professor is most ably seconded by

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