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The second volume of Kirschner's Operative Surgery, appearing two years after the first, which was received enthusiastically, equals it in quality and appearance. This one deals with the various conditions affecting the abdomen and rectum and covers the field thoroughly and completely in seven chapters. The careful consideration of abdominal incisions and operative procedures on the gastro-intestinal tract is followed by an extensive description of the various operations on the stomach and duodenum. The operations on the small and large intestines, as well as on the rectum, including the procedures to be followed in cases of mechanical and paralytic ileus, are treated in great detail. The same may be said of the discussion of the operations on the gallbladder and parenchymatous abdominal organs, which concludes the work. The subjects treated are fully covered, clearly presented and easy to follow, enhanced no doubt by the excellence of the translation. The numerous
Operative Surgery: The Abdomen and Rectum. JAMA. 1933;101(22):1750. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740470064034
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