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June 11, 1898

CECAL HERNIA WITH A CLASSIFICATION OF SIXTY-THREE CASES.

Author Affiliations

SURGEON OUT-PATIENT DEPARTMENT OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL; INSTRUCTOR IN SURGERY, PHILADELPHIA POLYCLINIC; SURGICAL REGISTRAR, PHILADELPHIA HOSPITAL, PHILADELPHIA, PA.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(24):1385-1388. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440760013002a

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Abstract

My attention was turned to the subject of cecal hernia by a case which occurred in the service of Dr. T. S. K. Morton at the Polyclinic Hospital about two years ago and later by another upon which I saw Dr. Richard H. Harte operate at the Pennsylvania Hospital, and it is due to the kidness of these gentlemen and of others who have allowed me the use of their unreported cases, that I am enabled to make the following report. By looking up the literature of this variety of hernia and by making inquiries among operators largely experienced in herniotomy, I have been able to collect and classify sixty-three cases, and from them draw certain conclusions which I trust may prove of interest. In the appended table of cases I have only included the inguinal and femoral varieties of hernia, and of these only such as have been proved

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