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The volume before us is a condensed edition of the work on "The Appendix Vermiformis and its Diseases," by Drs. Howard A. Kelly and Elizabeth Hurdon, published in 1905. The preface of the present edition calls attention to the purpose of the authors of the earlier work to make it "a great storehouse of well-digested facts relative to the protean diseases of this little organ." In this they were successful. The present book is the result of an attempt on the part of its accomplished author to meet better "the daily needs of the great army of general surgeons throughout the country" by the preparation of "a compact résumé dwelling with especial care on the practical side of the subject." Although the present edition is smaller by over 300 pages than its predecessor, it remains a book of large bulk. As a volume for reference on the subject of the
Appendicitis and Other Diseases of the Vermiform Appendix.. JAMA. 1910;LIV(16):1326-1327. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550420050017