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This work of nearly 900 pages treats of practically all the diseases and injuries of the abdomen which are likely to come under the care of the surgeon, or to require surgical treatment. As is to be expected from the title, questions relating to diagnosis are most extensively elaborated, but the other phases of the subjects have not been neglected. Treatment is the least touched on of all. Under this heading only generalities are given, and no attempt has been made to enter into the details of operative procedures or methods of treatment. This is a disappointment, for had the author extended his earnest and conscientious style so as to include this phase, it would have enhanced the value of an already excellent work. The views expressed are clearly those of a modern and aggressive man, and there is little to criticise in this regard. There is some tendency to
Surgical Diseases of the Abdomen, with Special Reference to Diagnosis.. JAMA. 1904;XLII(2):112. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490470040021