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August 17, 1907


Author Affiliations

Professor of Surgery at the New York Postgraduate Medical School and Hospital; Attending Surgeon to the German Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital and New York Infirmary. NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(7):560-566. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320070030002e

Principally for the sake of starting a discussion in our Section on a subject that has been so thoroughly ventilated by surgeons abroad, particularly in Germany, during the last few years, I am going to make some remarks on Bier's Stauungs-Hyperœmie in the treatment of chronic and acute surgical infections.

Ever since it was first published,1 in 1892, I have used Bier's method whenever indicated, and have made many interesting and surprising observations. Little has so far been written about the subject on this side of the Atlantic.

We have with us to-day Dr. V. Schmieden, who, on May 7 of this year, as representative of his chief, Prof. A. Bier, on invitation of the Surgical Section of the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis, read a paper on "The Treatment of Bone and Joint Tuberculosis by Stauungs-Hyperœmie" before its third annual meeting, held at Washington, and

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