“The catalog of good achievements of surgical procedure should now embrace the operation carried out by Dr. Carl Schlatter, of the College of Zurich, who has succeeded in extirpating the abdomen of a girl. The affected person is in good bodily situation, having survived the operation three months. Anna Landis was a Swiss silk weaver, fifty-six years of age. She had stomach pains, and on examination it was discovered that she had a big tumor, the entire abdomen being hopelessly diseased. Dr. Schlatter conceived the daring and good concept of eradicating the abdomen and uniting the gut with the oesophagus, forming a direct channel from the throat down by means of the intestines. The stomach wound has healed quickly and the lady’s urge for food is now good, however she doesn’t eat a lot at a time.”
—Scientific American, January 1898
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