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The original edition of this work was published in 1886; a second edition in 1890. The following from the author's preface to the third edition gives the scope of the work: "The introductory section is devoted to surgical pathology, subdivided into six chapters, which treat of inflammation, process of repair in various tissues of the body; specific and non specific urethritis; erysipelas and actinomycosis; glanders, tetanus, malignant edema, hydrophobia, tuberculosis, syphilis, leprosy, diphtheria, typhoid infection, are also embraced in this portion of the work. Chapters 7 and 8 are devoted to surgical dressings, sterilization, asepsis and antisepsis, and anesthesia. In chapters 9 and 10 much attention is given to hemorrhage, wounds, burns, skin-grafting, frost bite, furuncle, carbuncle, ulcers and gangrene. Bandaging is given in chapter 11. Chapter 12 is devoted to amputations. Chapters 13, 14 and 15 deal with lymphatic vessels, glands, veins, arteries, aneurysm and ligation of vessels. Chapters
A Text Book on Surgery, General, Operative and Mechanical.. JAMA. 1898;XXX(10):568. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440620056021