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March 19, 1887

A REMARKABLE RESULT FROM AN OPERATION FOR STRANGULATED HERNIA.Read before the Wayne County (Indiana) Medical Society.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(12):317-318. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391370009001b

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Abstract

On May 17, 1886, I was called to see John Leeson, aged 52 years, who was suffering from direct strangulated inguinal hernia of the right side. The tumor below the ring was about five inches long and two inches thick. The symptoms which ordinarily accompany strangulated hernia, such as intense pain, sickness and vomiting, being absent, and as I had, two months before, reduced a similar strangulation in the same patient, of four days' standing, by taxis after anæsthetizing with ether, I thought it safe in this case to make an effort at reduction by the same means. Being assisted by Dr. H. B. Boyd, we had the patient placed on a broad board, which was inclined at an angle of about thirty degrees from the horizontal, with his head downwards, his head and shoulders being supported by pillows, I resorted to the usual manipulations. After pursuing this course three

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