Appendicitis in 1898

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Appendicitis in 1898

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 04 Oct 1898, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 01 Sep 1900, Sat,
  3. Page 6

 

 

In 1735, Dr. Claudius Amyand performed the world’s first successful appendectomy, at St. George’s Hospital in London. The patient was an 11-year old boy whose appendix had become perforated by a pin he had swallowed. The first successful operation to treat acute appendicitis was performed soon after, in 1759 in Bordeaux.  General anesthesia was not available until 1846, so these operations required many assistants to restrain patients during what were undoubtedly very painful procedures.

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 20 Mar 1899, Mon,
  3. Page 8

 

Surgical treatment for appendicitis began in earnest during the 1880s. Although doctors struggled to decide who should undergo the knife – some patients would recover on their own without surgery – surgical technique and anesthesia had improved outcomes to such an extent that surgery would rapidly became the gold standard approach. By the end of the 20th century, laparoscopic surgery replaced open surgery in most cases, and laparoscopic appendectomy is now considered one of the safest, lowest-complication surgical procedures performed today.

 

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Appendectomy  Bill $137 in 1932 would be like $2470 today

 

 

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 03 Feb 1913, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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  1. The Ottawa Citizen,
  2. 08 Nov 1900, Thu,
  3. Page 7

 

 

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  1. The Ottawa Journal,
  2. 01 Apr 1910, Fri,
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    1. The Ottawa Citizen,
    2. 07 Aug 1899, Mon,
    3. Page 1
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