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September 7, 1895

PERITONEAL SUPPORTS—(LIGAMENTUM PERITONEI).

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PROFESSOR OF GYNECOLOGY POST-GRADUATE SCHOOL. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(10):415-418. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430360029001j

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Abstract

In my opinion to Meckel belongs the chief credit of the coalescence theory (1817) and Müller in 1830 simply confirmed his views and enlightened the world as to the origin and development of the great omentum. Yet it is not necessary to believe that even such celebrated men as Meckel and Müller could not make mistakes. I have read with care and pleasure Müller's article on the "Origin of the Great Omentum," written in German in 1830. I find that even Müller could labor under errors. For example, Müller states that the mesogaster ceases at the point where the duodenum begins. Any one can easily disprove this statement by opening a human embryo at six weeks or, still better, a dog or cat, whence in all three cases it will be plain and easy to see that the mesogaster extends all the way down the duodenum to the junction with

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