The Hospital as an Educational Factor in a Community

1922 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
to prevent these latter from developing into cancers; even the entire stomach has been removed, and at least temporary recovery has followed. E,arly operations may hereafter enable us to, say permanent recovery has been achieved. As to the intestines, we have yet to find any condition or injury which prohibits our interference, and nearly always with success, unless the disease has gone too far, and the injury is too extensive. We open the bowel to remove foreign bodies which, if they have
more » ... ed us in the esophagus and the stomach, become our prey in the bowel. We remove even many feet of the bowel, and, unless the removal is too extensive, without any appreciable effect on the political economy of the abdomen. When we have abstracted a part, we unite the two open ends of the bowel, and thus re-establish the continuity of the alimentary canal. Of this, happily, after even eleven years, I am, myself, a surviving, grateful witness.
doi:10.1056/nejm192210261871703 fatcat:eu3lgilnjnb25d64k5cyoclj2e