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July 7, 1894

REDUCIBLE HERNIA.Read in the Section on Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at San Francisco, June 5-8, 1894.

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JAMA. 1894;XXIII(1):17-18. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02421060035001g

In response to the courteous invitation of our Chairman, I have recently been endeavoring to recall the number of times the errant gut has yielded to my manipulations, and the modus in quo. The record enumerates thirty-five reductions since 1865, most of them implicating the inguinal region, and apparently confirming the statement that 80 per cent. of hernias affect that site. It appears further, in comparison with Dr. Dallas' estimate of 3,500,000 cases of hernia in this country alone, that the writer has measurably exceeded the ratio to each practicing physician. So large a number of successful replacements, some of them following the failure of other measures, may seem to warrant a brief consideration of the method of procedure; and as I may not rightfully invade the domain of those who have been delegated to speak to you of the etiology, pathology and surgery of ruptures, my remarks will be

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