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March 16, 1889

LETTER FROM NEW YORK.

JAMA. 1889;XII(11):392-395. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400880032008

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Abstract

(FROM OUR REGULAR CORRESPONDENT.)

Radical Cure of Inguinal Hernia—Surgical Treatment of Uterine Retroversion—New Method of Shortening the Round Ligaments—New York County Medical Association.

At the first regular meeting of the Academy of Medicine at which the new President, Professor Loomis, occupied the chair, Dr. Charles McBurney, whose admirable operation has of late become so popular among the surgeons of this city, read a paper on The Treatment of Inguinal Hernia with Reference to Radical Cure. As an introduction to the exposition of his own operation, which he said had been the result of much thought and labor, he presented some of the considerations which had led him to attempt a procedure different in some respects from any that had preceded it. In 1886 he met with some cases in which a return of the trouble after operations for the radical cure of hernia convinced him that one great essential to

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