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November 2, 1889

THE CURE OF HERNIA BY THE USE OF THE BURIED ANIMAL SUTURE.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association held at Newport, R. I., June 25, 1889.

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JAMA. 1889;XIII(18):620-630. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401140006002

This paper is offered as a clinical study of operative measures for the cure of hernia. The cases reported represent all the usual varieties and were operated on during the eight months ending with April, 1889.

Case 1.—J. R., aged 45, an invalid for years from a large scrotal tumor. I had twice aspirated a few ounces of bloody fluid. There was also disease of the testicle. From the external ring there was a firm mass the size of the fist, continuous with the scrotal tumor. He had consulted several physicians, including members of the surgical staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Diagnosis uncertain, perhaps a malignant tumor; operative measures unadvisable. I operated August 29, 1888, assisted by Dr. S. N. Nelson, of Boston. Removed the diseased testis; opened the hernial sac, which was found to contain only compressed omentum. Its folds were adherent, but were separated into the specimen

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