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July 2, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(1):24-26. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.04360030023007

Prof. E. Fischer—Spiral Growth of Organs—Apparatus for detection of Spinal Curvature—Prof. Luecke —Resection of Intestine for Gangrene—Fæcal Fistula —Ectopia of the Bladder—Stimulants in Pyæmia—Antisepsis—The Bürger Hospital—Prof. Freund—Septicæmia and Antisepsis—Hairpin Tumor—Von Recklinghausen—The Pathological Institute—Tumors of the Pancreas—Myositis Ossificans.

Dear Doctor Fenger:—Having completed my mission in Paris, I came directly to Strassburg, where I arrived April i. My first call was on Prof. E. Fischer, who had just returned from Berlin, where he had spent five months in studying specimens in the different museums with reference to spiral growth, a subject to which he has called the attention of the profession in a lengthy monograph from his pen. Prof. Fischer, who is well and favorably known in German surgical literature, is a good example of German industry and enthusiasm. The doctrine which he advanced some time ago, that all organs during their growth, assume a spiral shape something like a

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