It would be interesting to discuss the progress of the growth of surgery of the common bile-duct following so closely upon that of the more perfect technique of operative work on the gall-bladder and cystic duct. However, the time at my disposal would scarcely admit of more than a mere outline, the details of which can be found in several well-known monographs. I would particularly refer to the writings of Mayo Robson, whose operative experience in the surgery of the gall-bladder and bile-duct is probably as great as that of any other surgeon in the world. With this brief explanatory excuse for not indulging in ancient or modern history, I ask your attention to the subject title of my paper.
A well-developed young woman 18 years of age, was referred to me for operation for "gall-stones." The history given was that for the past five years she had been a
SUMMERS JE. A CONTRIBUTION TO THE SURGERY OF THE COMMON BILE-DUCT: REPORT OF A CASE OF CHOLEDOCHEN-TEROSTOMY. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(10):592–593. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610100014001c
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