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I am prompted by the report of a discussion on various gastric operations, which was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, Sept. 17, 1904, to send a brief description of the operation of gastroenterostomy as I now practice it. The papers and the contributions to the discussion in The Journal are of the highest merit; and the distinction and the wide experience of all those who joined in the debate make the opinions therein expressed worthy of serious thought. The fact that there was not a little difference of opinion as to the mere mechanics of the operation of gastroenterostomy is my excuse for this paper.
I propose briefly to describe the method of gastroenterostomy by suture which I now adopt. It is modified in some slight degree from that which I mentioned in a paper I had the honor to read in May, 1903, before the
MOYNIHAN BGA. A NOTE ON THE OPERATION OF GASTROENTEROSTOMY. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(26):1971–1973. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500260002l
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