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War Surgery and Medicine

Number of Operations

Number of Operations

While an exact record is not available of the number of operations for hernia performed in 2 NZEF it has been possible to compute an approximate total, using the survey made in March 1943 showing 361 operations and the record of hernia patients admitted to hospital for hernia subsequent to that date. It seems that there were about 725 operations altogether, as shown in the following table (the recurrence rate for the second period is estimated):

Primary Recurrence Total
Operated on to March 1943 342 19 361
Admitted to hospital Mar 43–Dec 45 344 20 364
686 39 725