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May 7, 1898

A MODIFICATION OF THE MURPHY BUTTON.

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HALSTEAD, KANSAS.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(19):1104-1105. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440710036001i

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Abstract

The time required to suture the ends of the intestines, and the necessity of pushing in the suture threads after tying the plates, and the uncertainty of an adequate opening, in the use of the decalcified bone plates of Professor Senn; the large size of the body to be extruded, the danger of lodgment and the occasional undue pressure of the spring, in the Murphy button; the time required to make a union by the Czerny-Lembert suture, seem a sufficient apology for continued investigation in the perfecting of a method for uniting the various parts of a digestive tract in case of disease or injury. That many advances along this line have been made is evident, and it is equally obvious that there is still room for improvement. It is with the hope of contributing to this advancement that this modification of existing methods is offered.

The present combination is

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