Recent Progress in Surgery

J. COLLINS WARREN
1878 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
Operations on the Inverted Head. -Dr. Julius Wolff, in a late number of Volkmann's lectures,1 gives an interesting account of his experiences with this method of avoiding the flowing of blood into the trachea. It was invented, he says, by Rose, and consists in placing the patient on his back during anaesthesia, and allowing the head to hang at right angles with the body over the end of the table. The danger of operating upon the throat and jaws in the erect posture we well know. Profound
more » ... ow. Profound anaesthesia renders the air passages insensible to the presence of blood,
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