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The last meeting of the American Surgical Association was notable for the large attendance, the number of scientific papers read and the interest manifested in their discussion. The president, Dr. J. Collins Warren, selected as the subject of his address, " The Influence of Anesthesia on the Surgery of the Nineteenth Century," in which he gave a short history of anesthesia and showed its influence in broadening the field of operative surgery. In his paper on "The Indications for and the Technique of Hysterectomy," Dr. Homans laid down clear and reliable rules which should govern the surgeon in the selection of cases, and gave sound advice by what route and by what method the uterus should be removed for different pathologic conditions. The paper was ably discussed by Drs. Van der Veer, Mudd and Lange.
Dr. J. W. White's paper on " The X Ray in Surgery " was profusely illustrated by skiagraphs
MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SURGICAL ASSOCIATION. JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(20):947–948. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1897.02440200037006
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