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February 10, 1900


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JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(6):321. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610060003001a

With the status of aseptic surgery at the present date, the treatment of strangulated hernia has become a matter of great simplicity, and although we still try and always will try reduction by means of taxis in the early period of the strangulation, operation will be more strongly advocated, because of the low rate of mortality in early operation and also because we can and should do a radical cure when conditions allow; thereby guaranteeing the patient not only a recovery from his strangulation, but also a cure of his hernia. Taxis is never practiced by myself for more than a few moments, if no evidence of diminution in size of the hernia be manifest, and never if previously treated by physicians or if upon examination a hard small constriction can be felt at the proximal end of the protrusion, i. e., the site of strangulation. The patient is always

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