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February 27, 1892

APPENDICITIS.Read before the Kings County Medical Association, January 12, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XVIII(9):257-259. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411130013001c

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So many different terms have been applied to the pathological condition, known and described by more modern writers as appendicitis, that one is apt to have a rather confused idea of the subject.

My remarks will be confined to a brief description of the pathology, diagnosis and treatment of inflammation of the vermiform appendix, and the tissues surrounding and adjacent to that organ under the comprehensive term of appendicitis, which, it seems to me, as fully and accurately expresses the origin of the lesion, and the pathological condition, as does the term salpingitis in referring to inflammation of the Fallopion tubes, but where, as a result of the original lesion, you might have peritonitis, cellutitis, and ovaritis.

So, in appendicitis, you might have following the original lesion, typhlitis or inflammation of the walls of the cæcum; peri-typhlitis, or inflammation of the peritoneum covering the cœcum, or para-typhlitis, inflammation of the

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