International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 43

International Record of Medicine and General Practice Clinics Volume 43

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... were performed at a period which antedates Cameron's suggestion and practice nearly forty years, and, though the principle upon which the operation is now performed is widely different from that which inspired our early pioneers in American surgery, yet the bare fact is the same--t-hat here this operation was conceived and born, but in Scotland it has developed. Like ovariotomy, the beginning was here, the perfection was there as well as here, and the greatest ovariotomist in the Old World, during his late visit to this country, remarked to a colleague upon his return that American surgery was twenty years in advance of British--a concession which was as graceful as it was true, and in proof of which he sends his son to our shores to perfect himself in those departments of surgery of which his father is a master. Dr. Hassal in " Lancet," 1853, p. 159. Paper read before the New York County Medical Association, in the Carnegie Laboratory, October 19, 1885. There are two classes of surgeons who represent professional opinion upon this question. The first class believe that the operation is perfectly justifiable, and assert that, with strict antiseptic precautions, the operation is unattended with danger. This bold assertion is disproved by the fact that, previous to 1883, out of forty-nine cases in which the patella was wired, two patients died---one from exhaustion and one from pyasmia. Besides these two deaths, six cases terminated in suppuration and ankylosis. The assumption of this class of surgeons, judging from the statistics previous to 1883, was therefore incorrect. The study of statistics since 1883 to the present time shows that there has been a great diminution in what was then a small mortality, considering more

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  • Paperback | 834 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236972074
  • 9781236972071