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Philadelphia, April 1, 1904.
To the Editor:
—In The Journal of the American Medical Association, March 12, p. 737, is an abstract of an article entitled "Abdominal Aponeuroses." The author of the article Dr. Winslow, seems to be unaware of the fact that his proposals of new methods and new principles in the closure of abdominal wounds are by no means novel. They have been in daily use in my hands for the last seven years, and intermittently, since 1894. The questions at issue were published by me in the American Journal of Obstetrics, April, 1897, the paper entitled "A New Method of Suturing the Abdominal Wall in Celiotomy," being read before the section of gynecology of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1897. The principles discussed by Dr. Winslow were further elaborated by me in a paper entitled "Remarks on the Influence of Technic on the Results
Noble CP. Priority in Methods of Closure of Abdominal Wounds.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(15):967. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490600033016
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