In 1902 I reported to the American Surgical Association, at its meeting in Albany, the first five cases of aneurism treated by this method, which were then described for the first time. The first case dated as far back as March 30, 1888, a little more than twenty years ago. In the transactions of the same association for 1895 the list was increased to 24 operations performed by 15 different operators. At the fifty-seventh annual session of this association, held in Boston, June 1, 1906, 34 operations performed by this method by 21 American operators,1 were reported, and now (June 3, 1908) I am able to present a total of 85 cases treated by 52 surgeons, of whom 49 are American and 3 foreign. Thus, within the space of six years, since the first systematic description of the method of intrasaccular suture, the list has increased from 5 to
MATAS R. THE STATISTICS OF ENDOANEURISMORRHAPHY, OR THE RADICAL CURE OF ANEURISM BY INTRASACCULAR SUTURE. SUMMARY OF CASES REPORTED UP TO JUNE 1, 1908. JAMA. 1908;LI(20):1667–1671. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410200015001c
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