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August 3, 1889

The Radical Cure of Hernia.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(5):179-180. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401040035013

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A highly interesting and well written volume of 251 pages, illustrated by eighteen woodcuts. In this work each form of hernia receives attention proportionate to its importance. Not only is the subject taken up from an anatomical and surgical point of view, but our obligations to our predecessors are not ignored. The voluminous history of this important subject is very ingeniously brought together, and so well told that we trace its progress step by step, to the perfect methods of to-day. The views and modes of operating among the most eminent of modern surgeons both here and abroad are fully given. Important results have been brought about by simply modifying the various steps in this operation so that they are more consistent with the maintenance of a perfect aseptic condition. There are four steps to be considered:

1. The mode of incision. 2. The treatment of the sack. 3. The

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