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John Jones was the first to perform a gastric resection in animals. In 1881, Billroth’s first human surgery. In 1897, Schlatter has done the first esophago-enterostomy after gastrectomy. Between 1884 to 1929, Finney’s and Rienhoff were the first to perform partial gastrectomy showing less side effects and less mortality rates.

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