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SANDS, Henry Berton, surgeon, born in New York city, 27 September, 1830. After studying at a high-school in New York, he entered the College of physicians and surgeons in that city, where he was graduated in 1854. Since that time he has practised in New York, giving special attention to surgery. From 1860 till 1870 he was in partnership with Dr. Willard Parker. Dr. Sands was demonstrator of anatomy in the College of physicians and surgeons in 1856-'66, professor of that branch in 1869-'79, and since the last-named year has held the chair of the practice of surgery. He has been connected with various hospitals as consulting or attending surgeon, is a member of many medical societies, and was president of the New York county pathological society in 1866-'7, of the County medical society in 1874-'6, and of the New York surgical society in 1883. In the latter year he became a corresponding member of the Society of surgery of Paris. Dr. Sands has a high reputation as a successful operating surgeon. Among the descriptions of his operations that he has contributed to surgical literature are "Case of Cancer of the Larynx, successfully removed by Laryngotomy" (1865); "Aneurism of the Sub-Clavian, treated by Galvano-Puncture" (1869) ; "Case of Traumatic Brachial Neuralgia, treated by Excision of the Cords which go to form the Brachial Plexus" (1873) ; '" Case of Bony Anchylosis of the Hip-Joint, successfully treated by Subcutaneous Division of the Neck of the Femur "(1873); " Esmarch's Bloodless Method" (1875) ; "Treatment of Intussusception by Abdominal Section" (1877); "The Question of Trephining in Injuries of the Head" (1883); and "Rupture of the Ligamentum Patellae, and its Treatment by Operation" (1885).
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