Transactions of the Academy of Surgery, Volume 1

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Page v - RCS (Hon.), Professor of the Principles of Surgery and of Clinical Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, etc.
Page 4 - Deliberately, with a steady hand, he took the dirk that lay before him ; he looked at it wistfully, almost affectionately ; for a moment he seemed to collect his thoughts for the last time, and then stabbing himself deeply below the waist on the...
Page vi - The Principles and Practice of Modern Surgery. For the use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine and Surgery. By JOHN B. ROBERTS, MD, Professor of Anatomy and Surgery in the Philadelphia Polyclinic ; Professor of...
Page 3 - The word kaishaku, it should be observed, is one to which our word executioner is no equivalent term. The office is that of a gentleman; in many cases it is performed by a kinsman or friend of the condemned, and the relation between them is rather that of principal and second than that of victim and executioner. In this instance, the kaishaku was a pupil of Taki Zenzaburo, and was selected by friends of the latter from among their own number for his skill in swordsmanship.
Page 3 - Japanese, nine inches and a half in length, with a point and an edge as sharp as a razor's. This he handed, prostrating himself, to the condemned man, who received it reverently, raising it to his head with both hands, and placed it in front of himself.
Page 25 - In mild cases of the disease, in which the pyrexia has not been of high grade, and in which perforation occurs at the end of the third week, or later, when the stage of convalescence is fully pronounced, laparotomy may be performed.
Page vii - By HENRY R. WHARTON, MD, Demonstrator of Surgery in the University of Pennsylvania, Surgeon to the Presbyterian Hospital, the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, and the Children's Hospital ; Consulting Surgeon to the Presbyterian Orphanage.
Page 148 - ... will not take place. Also by closing the external wound the chances of a general emphysema taking place are vastly increased, a complication which is annoying and may be serious. In cases where a drainage-tube is inserted into the pleural cavity and free drainage established, the pleura is immediately filled with air, and the muscles of respiration are prevented from acting on the lung, allowing the lung to contract by its own elastic tissue as well as by the pressure exerted by the pneumothorax,...
Page 4 - I, and I alone, unwarrantably gave the order to fire on the foreigners at Kobe, and again as they tried to escape. For this crime I disembowel myself, and I beg you who are present to do me the honour of witnessing the act.
Page 3 - With the kaishaku on his left hand, Taki Zenzaburo advanced slowly towards the Japanese witnesses, and the two bowed before them, then drawing near to the foreigners they saluted us in the same way, perhaps even with more deference : in each case the salutation was ceremoniously returned. Slowly, and with great dignity, the condemned man mounted on to the raised floor, prostrated himself before the high altar twice, and seated...

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