Proceedings of the Norfolk District Medical Society

1877 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Mat 8, 1877. Annual meeting. The society met in Roxbury, and was called to order at eleven a. m., the president, De. John P. Maynard, in the chair. Fifty-nine members present. After the election of officers for the ensuing year, the following paper was read : -New Treatment of Hernia. -Dr. J. H. Davenport described in detail the method of treatment employed with success for many years by Dr. Heaton, of Boston, designed to effect a radical cure of hernia. He prefaced his remarks with an account
more » ... f the pathology of reducible inguinal hernia, laying particular stress on the fact that its occurrence is largely due to a weakness, either hereditary or acquired, in the fibrous or tendinous structures forming the boundaries not only of the rings but of nearly the whole track of the inguinal canal. This led him (Dr. Heaton) to confine his efforts at cure to these tissues only, by strengthening or restoring which in any way to a natural condition a radical cure might be obtained.
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