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January 12, 1901

Hernia: Its Etiology, Symptoms and Treatment.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(2):122. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470020050027

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The aim of this book, as stated in the preface, is "to submit a short account of the origin, symptoms and treatment of a lesion which, by its very frequency, is of considerable importance and one that teems with practical suggestions." The subject is not exhaustively handled, and some of the rarer conditions, such as double sacs, hernia "par glissement;" femoral hernia external to the vessels, pectineal hernia, tuberculosis of the hernial sac, the very large herniæ, etc., are scarcely mentioned. The statement that a direct inguinal hernia is, strictly speaking, a hernia of the linea semilunaris at its lowest part finds no justification in anatomic facts, and it is very doubtful indeed if the conjoined tendon ever actually forms a covering to these herniæ as stated. The indications for the radical operation are too closely drawn. Owing to the very low mortality and the excellent results which follow the

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