Although Brunn in 1870 removed a small hepatic tumor, the surgery of the liver does not seem to have attracted much attention until Lin, in 1886, successfully performed a partial resection. Since that date, however, more than 100 resections of portions of the liver have been reported. Among the exhaustive treatises on the subject those of Terrier and Auvray,1 in France, and of Langenbuch,2 in Germany, deserve especial mention. In America the name of W. W. Keen3 of Philadelphia is intimately associated with the development of the technic of liver surgery. He has not only reported three cases of resection, in all of which recovered took place, but has also published an exhaustive review of the previous literature. Nor should it be forgotten that a Baltimore surgeon, Dr. Louis McLane Tiffany,4 was one of the first Americans successfully to remove a tumor of the liver.
The Nature of Hepatic Tumors.
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