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June 25, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(26):701-706. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391510001001

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TRACHEOTOMY AND INTUBATION — PERITONITIS.  BY H. H. MUDD, M.D., OF ST. LOUIS.Read by Title, at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association.The increased power conferred upon the surgeon by the developments resulting from Listerism, has wonderfully enlarged the sphere of his action. In deed so widely recognized is this power and so attractive the outlook, that nearly every physician has become a special surgeon, and to day there is no specialty so neglected as that most valued and essential one of internal medicine. The science of Surgery is being so rapidly advanced, and the changes are so radical, that it would be impossible to present to you those which commend themselves to an individual judgment. It would weary and but little profit you to listen to the long list of surgical proceedures which are new, or are debatable ground. The seeming perfection of many of

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