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April 20, 1889

Intestinal Surgery.

JAMA. 1889;XII(16):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400930034009

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This is an octavo volume of 269 pages, printed and bound in fair style, and contains a republication of the author's very valuable contributions to our knowledge of intestinal injuries and their treatment, by experiments and clinical experience. It contains the lengthy paper on The Surgical Treatment of Intestinal Obstructions, read before the Congress of American Physicians and Surgeons, in 1888; An Experimental Contribution to Intestinal Surgery, etc., reprinted from the Annals of Surgery; Rectal Insufflation of Hydrogen Gas, an Infallible Test in the Diagnosis of Injury of the Gastro-Intestinal Canal in Penetrating Wounds of the Abdomen, read in the Surgical Section of the American Medical Association, 1888; and the report of two or three cases illustrating the practical application of the hydrogen gas insufflation.

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