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MOMENTS IN SURGICAL HISTORY

MOMENTS IN SURGICAL HISTORY This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract George Ryerson Fowler (1848-1906) was a New York City surgeon remembered for completing the first thoracoplasty and for describing Fowler's position: an inclined position obtained by raising the head of the bed from 2 to 2½ feet to ensure better dependent drainage after an abdominal operation. In 1894, Fowler was serving as an examiner in surgery to the medical examining board of the regents of the University of the State of New York when he wrote a Treatise on Appendicitis. This was the first American work to deal exclusively with appendicitis, with Fowler having already completed over 200 laparotomies for appendicitis. The monograph, containing one of the earliest representations of an infected appendix sketched in color, proved so popular that a second edition was published in 1900. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

MOMENTS IN SURGICAL HISTORY

Archives of Surgery , Volume 131 (5) – May 1, 1996

MOMENTS IN SURGICAL HISTORY

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract George Ryerson Fowler (1848-1906) was a New York City surgeon remembered for completing the first thoracoplasty and for describing Fowler's position: an inclined position obtained by raising the head of the bed from 2 to 2½ feet to ensure better dependent drainage after an abdominal operation. In 1894, Fowler was serving as an examiner in...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1996.01430170115023
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract George Ryerson Fowler (1848-1906) was a New York City surgeon remembered for completing the first thoracoplasty and for describing Fowler's position: an inclined position obtained by raising the head of the bed from 2 to 2½ feet to ensure better dependent drainage after an abdominal operation. In 1894, Fowler was serving as an examiner in surgery to the medical examining board of the regents of the University of the State of New York when he wrote a Treatise on Appendicitis. This was the first American work to deal exclusively with appendicitis, with Fowler having already completed over 200 laparotomies for appendicitis. The monograph, containing one of the earliest representations of an infected appendix sketched in color, proved so popular that a second edition was published in 1900.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: May 1, 1996

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