Mesh-Free Hernia Repair?
I phoned the Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library in Fort Worth to track down the three editions of the osteopathic textbook describing non-surgical manipulation techniques for dealing with various hernias.
The first edition of this textbook was over 100 years old.
The librarian only found one book on the subject (and it wasn’t one of the three I mentioned) …
Harry Clements, Self-Treatment for Hernias, 1953
I haven’t read it. What about anyone else out there in One Radio Network Land?
What about mesh-free hernia surgeries?
There was a time when all abdominal and pelvic surgeries were mesh-free.
Pharaoh Merneptah of ancient Egypt had a successful hernia surgery.
His surgeons used no mesh.
The first mesh repair was performed in 1958 by herniologist Francis C. Usher.
Why is mesh favored?
One reason is because you’re in and out of the hospital in one hour.
Recovery from some of the older methods took as long as 50 days.
Heaven forbid we have any slackers in our “get your anus back on the job” society.
No watching Game of Thrones reruns all day allowed.
Tote that barge and lift that bale, then fall asleep exhausted while watching HBO or Netflix.
Wake up refreshed, so you can continue your miserable existence as a robotic wage slave.
Why else is mesh favored?
It’s been known since 1924 (probably before) that tendons and fascia are living structures.
September 30, 2018 @ 5:10 pm Atom
Re: Why were the mesh-free surgeries of the past so unsuccessful?
Who says? Doctors and doctor sniffers?
Doctors are not historians.
Doctors don’t know Zopyrus from Zhang Zhongjing.
Mainstream medicine is full of … HUBRIS.
September 30, 2018 @ 5:48 pm Atom
Once upon a time, I was a wage slave too …
A&B Cattle Company Book Store, San Diego, California
A Movable Feast Health Food Store, Houston, Texas
Aladdin Florists, Houston, Texas
Biotronics, Inc., Redding, California
The Bodhi Tree, West Hollywood, California
Boston Public Library (audiovisual department), Boston, Massachusetts
Cambridge Yellow Cab, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Expanding Enterprises, Nederland, Texas
Flanagan’s Liquor, San Fernando, California
General Telephone, San Fernando, California
Guthrie (Safeway) Bakery, Sepulveda, California
Healing Arts Chiropractic Clinic (colonic therapist), Houston, Texas
Healthway (store manager), Portland, Oregon
I Am Curious Book Store, San Diego, California
Infrared Industries, Carpinteria, California
Integrated Health Services, La Jolla, California
Kilovac, Carpinteria, California
KJAC-TV, Port Arthur, Texas
Litton Industries, Inc., Lee’s Lake, California
Litton Industries, Inc., Woodland Hills & Canoga Park, California
Omni-TV, Hollywood, California
Pacific Drive-In Theaters, Van Nuys, California
Papaya’s Natural Foods, Kapaa, Hawaii
Phoenix Metaphysical Book Store (store manager), Houston, Texas
Radio Shack, Houston, Texas
R&B Men’s Wear, Pacoima, California
Red & White Taxi, West Hollywood, California
Reese Coffee Houses, Denver, Colorado
Republican Press, Hamilton, Ohio
San Diego Civic Light Opera (parking attendant & sign artist), San Diego, California
Santa Barbara Taxi, Santa Barbara, California
Scandia Health Foods (store manager), Carpinteria, California
Scofield Rug Plant, Reseda, California
Sears, Port Arthur, Texas
Sears, San Fernando, California
Shakey’s Pizza, Port Arthur, Texas
South Texas Clubs, Nederland, Texas
Stagecoach Liquor, Granada Hills, California
Texas Educational Aids, Houston, Texas
Thrifty Drug Stores, San Fernando, California
Thrifty Drug Stores, Studio City, California
University of St. Thomas (adult ed teacher), Houston, Texas
Valley Cab, Santa Barbara, California
Valley Checker Cab, Van Nuys, California
Valley Limousine, Santa Barbara, California
Vita-Foods (store manager), Austin, Texas
Vons Supermarket, Thousand Oaks, California
W.T. Grant, Denver, Colorado
Walman Optical, Sioux City, Iowa
White Front Stores, Pacoima, California
September 30, 2018 @ 5:59 pm Atom
Freud didn’t invent “Freudian” therapy. It was named after him to associate it with “Jewishness” to discredit it by “Nordic” psychiatrists.
Freud was a psychologist. Psychiatrists shunned him.
Pierre Janet (1859-1947) coined terms such as “subconscious” and “dissociation” before Dr. Freud had a clue in a clinic-load.
September 30, 2018 @ 6:06 pm Atom
“A man wearing a Have a Nice Day button was killed yesterday by a man who works at night.” — The Noontime News, according to George Carlin
GET WELL, GEORGE! WE MISS YOU!