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April 16, 1887

PERINEORRHAPHY AS PERFORMED BY DR. W. GILL WYLIE.Abstract of a paper read before the Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia, March 3, 1887.

JAMA. 1887;VIII(16):432-433. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391410012001c

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The interest shown in the paper describing Dr. Emmett's operation for the restoration of the perineum, read at the February meeting, leads me to think that a brief description of the operation devised by Dr. Wylie might also be acceptable to the Society.

According to a paper by Dr. Wylie, contributed to he N. Y. Medical Record, March, 1885, he had devised the operation about five years previously. It vas first performed before a class, so far as I know, in a ward in Bellevue Hospital, in the winter of 1882 -83. It is the operation as I then became acquainted with it that I shall describe, for it is the one I have since used and am most familiar with. A letter, received from Dr. Wylie a few days ago, tells me that he still uses the same operation with little if my modification. It is performed as follows:

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