"Self-Eventration of a Large Abdominal Hygroma Through a Scalpel Prick of the Peritoneum" [from] Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, Vol. XXXI, No. 347, January, 1920.

By: HALSTED, William Stewart (1852-1922).

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Offprint. 8vo. 2 pp. 3 figures (on one large folding double-page plate). Original green printed wrappers; front cover slightly soiled. Very good. Offprints of Halsted are rare on the market. It appears that Gerald Imber does not comment on this paper in his book, Genius on the Edge. Johns Hopkins Medical School had just opened in 1893. Halsted was working on a patient of just two years of age. The little girl had a case of abdominal hygroma, a condition that Halsted wrote about, on reflection, in 1920 after having seen the patient some 22 years after the first encounter. The follow-up exam proved her to be fine. However Halsted's description is both riveting and dramatic: "I accidentally pricked the peritoneum. Immediately there protruded through the prickhole a vesicle hardly larger than a mustard seed. The little bladder, slowly increasing in size, soon covered the abdomen, and finally in saddleback fashion fell over the child's flanks, a broad, flat isthmus of sac-contained fluid stretching across the now scaphoid belly from one great bag of water to the other, both of these resting on the bed-sheets. The wall of this great cyst was of filmy thinness."

Title: "Self-Eventration of a Large Abdominal Hygroma Through a Scalpel Prick of the Peritoneum" [from] Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, Vol. XXXI, No. 347, January, 1920.

Author Name: HALSTED, William Stewart (1852-1922).

Categories: Tumors,

Publisher: [Baltimore]:, Johns Hopkins, 1920.: 1920

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: M13006

Keywords: Tumors