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August 8, 1891

The Surgical Treatment of Wounds and Obstruction of the Intestines.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(6):230. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410840030004

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This little volume is the essay which received the Fiske Fund prize at the annual meeting of the Rhode Island Medical Society, held at Providence, June 12, 1890. The essay is divided into fourteen well-written chapters, which state in the best form the teachings of the day in regard to the subject. The authors also furnish a table of cases of cœliotomy for gun-shot wounds of the abdomen, and a careful summary of the tables. The chapters include the subjects of Intestinal Obstruction due to Congenital Malformations, Intussusception, Internal Strangulation, Volvulus, Obstruction from Foreign Bodies, Intestinal Paralysis, Chronic Obstruction and Peritonitis. There is a chapter on Diagnosis and on Wounds and Rupture. The tables are marred by bad proof-reading of the names of surgeons whose cases are quoted. Among the Americans thus pilloried we notice the following: W. S. Bull, instead of W. T. Bull, four out of five times;

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