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  • n. Surgical repair of a hernia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A surgical procedure for the cure or relief of hernia; celotomy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, the operation of cutting for hernia; celotomy.


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  • In cases of strangulated hernia of the groin he performed the operation known as herniotomy, while heretofore physicians feared to operate in such cases, leaving the patients to die miserably.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Not less than fifty chapters are devoted to a comparatively full discussion of wounds, fractures and dislocations, lithotomy, herniotomy, fistulae and the various diseases on the border line between medicine and surgery.

    Gilbertus Anglicus Medicine of the Thirteenth Century

  • He performed herniotomy in the femoral region, and there was a safe delivery at full term.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Having made all the preperations necessary to perform herniotomy, should that operation become necessary, I boldly administered chloroform, although the patient was still in a state of great depression.

    Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

  • Having stimulated the Pasha freely with brandy and water -- which the natives consider unholy treatment -- I had the gratification of seeing some reaction established; and determined to administer chloroform, and either to reduce the tumor by taxis, or to perform herniotomy, if necessary.

    Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

  • He had already qualified as a pharmacist when in 1872 he graduated as a doctor, surprising his thesis herniotomy on the removal of hernias, which showed an advance in relation to the methods of the time.

    Daily Gadget

  • (1580-1656; treatment of abscesses, resection of ribs); the already mentioned anatomist, Fabrizio ab Aquapendente (re-introduction of tracheotomy, improvement of herniotomy); Antonio Ciucci (about 1650, re-introduction of lithotripsy); in France, Bartholomaeus Saviard

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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