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July 5, 1890

OPERATIONS FOR THE RADICAL CURE OF HERNIA IN EARLY INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy at the Forty-first Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association at Nashville, Tenn., May 20, 1890.

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JAMA. 1890;XV(1):8-13. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410270024001c

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My object in submitting this article to the Section of Surgery is with a view, mostly, of presenting a few notes on a small number of cases in which, during the past four months, I performed operations for the cure of hernia, besides to offer a few comments on such cases as come within the scope of such operation.

I am particularly desirous of obtaining the views of several surgeons as to the desirability of doing a celotomy in early life, and their opinions as to the temporary or permanent character of such a cure as is wrought by modern surgical methods.

My cases are seven in number, all boys, the oldest seven years and the youngest three weeks; no history of heredity or injury in any of them. In every instance the protrusion was discovered shortly after birth. In none of them could a truss be worn with comfort,

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