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December 11, 1926

A Manual of Proctology.

JAMA. 1926;87(24):2022. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680240066040

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Advantage has been taken of the demand for a second edition to rewrite many sections, thus giving a fuller account of the technic; in addition, the whole text has been revised. It is regretted that Whitehead's operation is advised for the ubiquitous hemorrhoid, since less severe interventions frequently suffice. The word "manual" connotes consideration of minor ailments. One may also doubt the advisability of devoting forty-eight of the 285 pages of text to carcinoma, especially as thirty-eight of these forty-eight, again, are reprinted from a journal article by another author. The illustrations are mostly original and helpful, particularly those on technic and on examination of patients.

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