1887 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
destroying the evidences of possible criminality by cremation. practical observations on abdominal surgery. Dr. W. Gill Wylie, of New York, said his paper would consist of the report of 124 laparotomies, the use of hot water, and treatment of septic peritonitis and intestinal obstruction after laparotomy by the use of purgatives, etc. The cases of laparotomy included all that he had operated upon since November, 1882 ; 47 of the cases were operated upon in 1885, and 55 in 1886. Of the entire
more » ... 6. Of the entire number, twelve died. If three deaths from suprapubic hysterectomy were excluded, the death-rate would be about seven per cent. Of 74 cases operated upon for removal of the uterine appen-
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