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May 3, 1890

RADICAL CURE OF INGUINAL AND FEMORAL HERNIA.Read in the Section of Surgery and Anatomy, at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, June, 1889.

Author Affiliations

DEMONSTRATOR OF ANATOMY AND LECTURER UPON SURGICAL ANATOMY, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA; SURGEON TO THE GERMAN, PHILADELPHIA ST. AGNES' AND ST. MARY'S HOSPITALS, PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1890;XIV(18):629-636. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410180001001

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Abstract

The object of this paper on the radical cure of inguinal and femoral hernia is to place on record the few cases it has been my good fortune to have operated upon; to speak of some of the complications we are apt to meet with in the course of the operation; to provoke a discussion on these by which we are able to learn the views of experienced surgeons who probably have had more experience with this operation than myself; also to learn their mode of operating and their criticism of the operation. The greater number of operations I have done have been for reducible hernia. At the present status of surgical science, the question of the radical cure in cases of operation for strangulated hernia, I think by the majority of operators at least, would receive a careful consideration, and only in the event that the patient's condition would not

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