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August 20, 1898

The Office Treatment of Hemorrhoids, Fistula, etc., without operation, together with remarks on the relation of diseases of the rectum to other diseases in both sexes, but especially in women, and the abuse of the operation of colostomy.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(8):428. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450080054023

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The contents of this volume are: The Cure of Hemorrhoids, Fistula, Fissure and other Affections of the Rectum by Office Treatment without Operation. On the Relation between Diseases of the Rectum and other Diseases in both Sexes, but especially in Women. On the Abuse of the Operation of Colostomy, or the Formation of an Artificial Anus.

Anything written by Doctor Kelsey on subjects with which he has been so many years identified will always receive attention. Doctor Kelsey has proved that a great many cases of hemorrhoids and fistula can be treated without surgical operation and this little book contains three lectures that set forth his methods. The charlatan has too frequently had a monopoly of operations "without the knife or ligature," and the author has done well in giving the legitimate profession the means of accommodating those of their clients whose fear of operative measures is likely to lead

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