TITLE

To Cut or Not To Cut: The Evolution of Exploratory Laparotomy for Abdominal Gunshot Wounds

AUTHOR(S)
SMITH, ROBERT C.; O'LEARY, J. PATRICK
PUB. DATE
April 1999
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Apr1999, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p388
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the evolution of exploratory laparotomy for abdominal gunshot wounds. Information on the use of anesthesia; Details on the first exploratory laparotomy performed by French surgeon M.L. Baudens; Significance of the assassination of United States President James A. Garfield on the operation of abdominal gunshot wounds.
ACCESSION #
1733860

 

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