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SCARLESS SURGERY.

A revolution in operations has been achieved (states a London paper) by a clever surgeon,- who has discovered a method of incising the skin without leaving any visible scar. Well-known operators at Guy's and other hospitals? have arranged with this wirgpo.n ta do w|]nt n;.i:,y hf! £]i\stu-ih,t\<.'t us 'the" fici'at part c-f "their' operations, leaving him to begin the operation riml to attend to the concluding part of it. Glands, tumours, and so forth can be removed by him without there being the slightest outward trace left afterward,?. Whon. t.ho operat'.nv. is mado hi tin; region of the "factx ox'th'e hcclc the advantage of the new method will be at once realised. The new mode of skin division consists of dividing ]t upon the slant, in co;itr;:;dis;inc.4tpii to tlm tjsiial pvawtiee uf dividing the skin at right angles to the surface. The reason why a cut through the skin upon the slant and subjected to pro-perly-applied pressure heals so perfectly is simple enough. Contact is perfect, and the greater the pressure, within limits?, the hotter \x th« result. Thin siirgequ made his first experiment with an adapted hollow-ground razor. He now uses hollow-ground scalpels, mado especially for him. After the operation a magnifying-p;lasa is vist\d t-f* sc« tljat tlito edge o,t ih,e skin is in proper position, and a rigid dressing of glass and wool is used to. prevent the skin contracting. j n i na «y eases massage Is used. Old scars and the indications of former operations can be removed by this method.

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SCARLESS SURGERY. Marlborough Express, Volume XXXIX, Issue 160, 12 July 1906

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