THE ADVANTAGES OF THE VAGINAL OPERATION IN OBESE PATIENTS

W. H. HUMISTON
1902 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
and air to the exclusion of other things, but I distinctly did not do this. The point I wanted to make was this: it is not the trauma alone that does the good, nor is it alone the relief of pressure. It seems to me there is unquestionable evidence to prove that no one cause can be assigned to explain the cure which results after operation in tuberculosis of the peritoneum. The other point I wanted to make is that a careful study of the literature of the subject had convinced me that there are
more » ... me that there are many elements entering into the cure of each case. To be wise and fair, we must attach importance to all the elements and use common sense, which really is the only thing that enters into the technic of all medicine and surgery. In support of what I did say in reference to light and air, I would mention that these conditions probably do more good than is often ascribed to them. Dr. Laplace says that, if you do not keep these bacteria in the dark they will die, but it does not hurt them to lie in the light and air. These cases get well, but not because of tuberculous inflammation, nor is it because
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