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February 2, 1889

SOME RESULTS OF EXCESSIVE CONSERVATISM IN THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE IN LARGE JOINTS.Read before the Philadelphia County Medical Society, Oct. 24, 1888.

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OF PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1889;XII(5):147-155. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400820003001a
Abstract

The very admirable "Contribution to the Study of Excisions of the Large Joints" read by Dr. John Ashhurst, Jr., on the first day of the recent meeting of the American Surgical Association in Washington, D. C, and the interesting discussion of its various points, participated in by the many distinguished members of the profession, including the great men who were present from abroad, have given fresh zest and interest to the whole subject. In his paper Dr. Ashhurst confined himself, "particularly to the operative method, the after-treatment, and the functional value and limitation of applicability of excision in the case of each articulation." Drs. Lewis A. Sayre, of New York, R. A. Kinlock, of Charleston, S. C, T. F. Prewitt, of St. Louis, Mo., F. S. Dennis, of New York. Frederick Lange, of New York, John E. Owens, of Chicago, and Sir William MacCormac, of London, are mentioned as taking

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