Before an operation the silk is again boiled for ten minutes in the same solution, and is used directly from this (Kocher).
Kocher considers it advisable to operate if the patient becomes breathless on making pressure on the goitre from side to side.
Kocher's method is suitable for the great majority of cases of sub-coracoid dislocation.
The nomad Kūrds, Kocher, who always dwell in tents, are the wealthiest and most independent.
The head is then forcibly flexed towards the opposite side, after which it can be rotated into its normal attitude (Kocher).
Kocher's plan of cutting successively all the muscles affected has given varying results, according to de Quervain.
Kocher Ko·cher (kô'kər, -KHər), Emil Theodor. 1841-1917.
Swiss surgeon. He won a 1909 Nobel Prize for work on the thyroid gland.