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November 19, 1887

Rectal and Anal Surgery, with a Description of the Secret Methods of the Itinerants.

JAMA. 1887;IX(21):672. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400200032013

Dr. Andrews is so well known to the readers of this journal, by his frequent and most practical communications, that he needs no introduction to them, and little need be said in regard to the volume before us. It is eminently practical and clear; is comprehensive and interesting. In the preface Dr. Andrews gives a history of the itinerant system, or of the "Piles Doctors" of the country. The subject matter is considered in the following chapters:

"Examination of the Rectum;" "Hæmorrhoids;" "Fistula in Ano—Abscess and Sinus;" "Fissure and Rectal Ulcers;" "Prolapse of Rectum;" "Polypus and other Benign Growths;" "Mechanical Obstructions;" "Malignant Tumors;" "Malformation and Pruritis Ani;" "Mechanical Injuries." The book can be heartily recommended, and especially for its practical character.

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