American Year-Book of Medicine and Surgery Volume 1

American Year-Book of Medicine and Surgery Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...be filled up by the median part of the glutei maximi. These fibers are next made loose from the sciatic ligament, the sacrum, and coccyx. (5) The portions of the levator ani springing from the coccyx and coccygeus muscle are brought forward and affixed to the rectum in such a way that they will compress the rectum on either side. (6) The parts of the glutei previously removed from their origin are now stitched together in the middle line, anteriorlyto the levator ani and skin of the anus, and posteriorly to the periosteum upon the sides of the coccyx. These united muscles sink deeply between the point of the coccyx and the anus, and form a horizontal foundation for the pelvis, at the same time embracing the anal portion of the rectum posteriorly and laterally." Three caseswere operated upon. In one the sphincter ani and part of the rectum had been destroyed by a phlegmonous inflammation; in the second incontinence had followed extirpation of a tuberculous prostate and urethra; the third case followed excision of the rectum for carcinoma. The first 2 cases were practically relieved of their incontinence and the third much improved. 1 Intercoionial Med. Jour. ot'Australasia, Dec. 20, 1900. Z Gaz. degli Osped., Dec. 2, 1900. ' Brit. Med. Jour., Oct. 20, 1900.. _.---_.Q W. R. Townsend 1 exhibited.to the New York Neurological Society, February 5, 1901, a patient, aged 15 years, on whom he had operated for claw hand which had existed from birth. The extensor communis digitorum was passed through the interosseous space and attached to the severed tendons of the flexor carpi radialis, flexor carpi ulnaris, and palmaris longus. The boy is now able to write, whereas formerly he could not grasp a pen. Lange 2 reports 2 cases of periosteal...show more

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  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 653g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909925
  • 9781236909923