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1881 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
March 26, i88i.] THE BRITISH MEDICAL 7OURNAL. 469 discharges were still very offensive. The cavity of the abscess was washed out with carbolic acid lotion. Six silver sutures were introduced, a drainage-tube being inserted, and the wound was dressed with chlorinated soda. The urine was of specific gravity 1026, free from albumen; it contained some indigo. December 28th. The temperature had not risen above 99°since the previous eveniing; at noon it was 98.4'. He felt easy. The urine was of
more » ... ic gravity 1028, and contained a trace of albumen. December 29th. Appetite was returning; he had no pain nor fever. The bowels were moved by enema. Without entering into daily details, it is sufficient to note that, since the operation, he has made an uninterrupted recovery. The sutures were removed from the wound on January 2nd. On January igth, the discharge had almost ceased, though the drainage-tube still passed in for about four inches. Ten days later, and about five weeks after the operation, the wound is reported to be nearly healed, the drainage-tube withdrawn, and the discharge very slight. There is no fulness or pain on pressure in the site of the previously existing tumour; and the bowels act well every day. The patient gets up, and is able to walk about the ward without difficulty. lie is to leave the hospital in a few days; and indeed, were it not for the peculiarly precarious nature of his means of subsistence, would have been sent out before this. SALFORD ROYAL HOSPITAL. AMPUTATION OF PENIS BY A NEW 'METHOD. (Under the carc of 'Mr. A. W1 . STOCKS.) THrE patient was a scavenger, fifty-eight years old. Hie had had an
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