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

April 1999
American Surgeon;Apr1999, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p388
Academic Journal
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.


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