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February 20, 1892

Surgery of Abdominal Wounds.

JAMA. 1892;XVIII(8):241. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411120029009

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—Dr. T. H. Manley contributes to the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, October 8, a paragraph referring to the traumatic surgical work of Dr. Postempski at the Consolation Hospital, at Rome. He has had fourteen abdominal sections to perform in consequence of penetrating wounds of the peritoneum. In all these cases the wound was inflicted by a blade, mostly the stiletto. All of these patients recovered. The hospital in question is centrally located in the Piazza del Forum and in the institution which receives a very large share of the traumatic surgical cases of that city.

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