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August 12, 1911

TREATMENT OF LOCALIZEDAPPENDICULAR ABSCESS

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SIOUX CITY, IA.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(7):525-526. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080089002
Abstract

In a paper1 read before this Section at the St. Louis meeting last year, Dr. Archibald Maclaren very kindly referred to an article of mine dealing with this subject. Since that time many inquiries have been received concerning the matter, and I have decided to bring the subject before the Section at this time, giving, as briefly as possible, the results of increased experience with the method.

No attempt will be made in this paper to consider the treatment of appendicitis in detail nor will any effort be directed toward the spell-binding oratory so frequently indulged in before this Section, in an effort to fix for all time and all persons, the exact moment most favorable for operation. It is my intention to confine these few remarks to consideration of the question, Should or should we not remove the appendix in practically every case of localized appendicular abscess?

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