One hundred and ten laparotomies for the removal of the uterine appendages. Sixty-one consecutive operations without a death.

Wylie, Walker Gill, 1848-1923.

Journal : Annals of gynaecology and pediatry ; vol. i.

Boston : Rockwell and Churchill, 1887.

Description : 99-106 p., [8 l.] pl. ; ill.: 16 phot. figs., tbls. ; 23 cm.

Photograph : 16 photoengravings on printed leaves.

Subject : Uterine adnexa — Laparotomy.

Notes :

Dr. Walker Gill Wylie was closely associated with James Marion Sims (1813-1883), interning at the New York Women's Hospital established by Sims in 1855. For a number of years, beginning in 1877, he served as Sims's assistant in the operating theater. Both men were born in South Carolina and were transplants to New York City. Like his mentor, Wylie was a fearless abdominal surgeon and his reputation for laparotomy was unmatched at the time. He was one of the founders of the New York Polyclinic and he was also a dominant figure in establishing the Nightingale system of nurse training at Bellevue, although Florence Nightingale thought he was an ass for publishing, without permission, some of her private correspondence. The photographs are all specimens from his most interesting cases.

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