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July 8, 1911

Die Hernien und ihre Behundlung.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(2):146-147. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070150034

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This is a small volume of 300 pages with 40 illustrations. Many of the latter are not up to the present-day standard. The major portion of the work is stereotyped and presents nothing new; in fact, it omits many of the modern ideas concerning the origin of hernia. The best chapters are those which deal with the statistics of strangulated hernia and with the treatment of this complication. Here the author is at his best and gives some excellent advice. A short appendix on hernia and accident insurance closes the volume. tutions for feeble-minded and epileptic runs from 0.295 per 1,000 in 1890 to 0.651 in 1909. The commission is of the opinion that this marked increase is more apparent than actual, as many persons are now committeed to public institutions who were formerly cared for at home. Tabulations regarding pauperism, based on the admissions to poorhouses and relief furnished

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