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December 3, 1887

RESECTION OF THE INTESTINE FOR FÁCAL FISTULA.Read before the Chicago Medical Society, October 3, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;IX(23):713-716. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400220009001c

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Abstract

About five weeks ago I was called to Pullman, in this State, to see a patient. On my arrival I found the patient affected with fæcal fistula. The history of the case was this: The woman had been affected with an obstruction of the bowels about fifteen days before I saw her. The obstruction was evidently in the left inguinal region, as a mass was found there, which the physician in charge tried to reduce. Failing in reducing it, she called in consultation a physician from Chicago, who went out there, and by dint of manipulation they succeeded in reducing this hernia. Immediately succeeding the reduction of the mass in the groin, the patient complained of a great deal of pain, and a truss was fitted over the place where the hernia had existed. This truss being somewhat tight gave rise to a great deal of pain, and after two

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