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This work has been thoroughly revised and brought up to date and this process has evolved so many alterations and additions that the entire book has been reset and rearranged to a certain degree as can be seen by comparing this issue with that of the former editions.
There are eighteen chapters. The first chapter concerns the anatomy and physiology of the rectum and the anus. The second chapter embodies the general rules regarding examination, diagnosis and operation. In order to eliminate errors and to reach a correct diagnosis the author adopts and advises a routine method of anamnesis and examination. The only time our author failed to obtain permission to make an examination was in the case of a foreigner who had entirely too great a respect for the doctor to allow him to do such a thing, while the doctor had too much respect for himself to treat
Diseases of the Rectum and Anus; Their Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment.. JAMA. 1893;XX(23):648. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420500030008