Permit me in the first place to express my profoundest gratitude to the Association for the distinguished honor conferred in placing the surgical oration for 1900 in my hands. It is with more than diffidence that I approach so great a responsibility, being keenly alive to my own shortcomings, and having for the nonce a quickened memory of the brilliant addresses made on former occasions by many of my illustrious predecessors.
Instead of reviewing the advances made in the entire field of surgery during the past year—a task which could, at best, be only cursorily done in the time that I feel warranted in occupying, I have chosen to consider the subject of hemorrhage from the stomach in its several phases, as being more likely to interest a mixed audience, such as we have, comprising specialists, general practitioners and surgeons. Furthermore, the lack of attention given the subject justifies the
RODMAN WL. GASTRIC HEMORRHAGE: ORATION IN SURGERY, DELIVERED AT THE FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, HELD AT ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., JUNE 5-8, 1900. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(24):1509–1518. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610240001001
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