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In June, 1911, I placed on record1 eleven cases of pyloric stenosis in infancy, in which I operated, with one operative death and one death subsequent to operation, which apparently was not due either to the operation or to the original disease. None of the nine infants living at the time of that report has since died, nor has any had a recurrence of symptoms or developed any digestive disturbance of any type. Since then I have operated in eleven cases, with two deaths, making a total of twenty-two cases, with three operative deaths and one death subsequent to recovery from the operation. Though the literature of pyloric stenosis of infancy has become abundant, the study of the cases more and more complete, and simple case-reports exceedingly numerous, it has seemed to me that some phases of my work justify placing it on record.
Of the twenty-two cases, nineteen
H. M. RICHTER. CONGENITAL PYLORIC STENOSISA STUDY OF TWENTY-TWO CASES WITH OPERATION BY THE AUTHOR. JAMA. 1914;LXII(5):353–356. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560300011004