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February 11, 1911

American Practice of Surgery. A Complete System of the Science and Art of Surgery, by Representative Surgeons of the United States and Canada.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(6):451. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560060061039

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The seventh volume of this work is devoted to a continuation of regional surgery. In it are discussed the surgical diseases of the pelvic and gluteal region, of the extremities and of the abdominal wall; the diagnosis of abdominal tumors; abdominal section; surgery of the heart and blood-vessels, the stomach, esophagus and diaphragm; acute infectious and tuberculous peritonitis; hernia; diseases of the vermiform appendix, intestines, omentum and mesentery and of the anus and rectum. The so-called big subjects are not always the most important ones, but the big subjects in this volume happen to be very important because of their great frequency. Appendicitis and peritonitis in some of the forms are the daily companions of every general practitioner, as well as of every surgeon. The subject of the treatment of these conditions is handled in a very sensible and judicious manner, by one of much experience and rare judgment, whose

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