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September 26, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(13):352-354. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391120016004

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Three valuable papers were read on this subject at the recent annual meeting of the British Medical Association, all of which are published in the British Medical Journal, of August 29. Mr. Frederick Treves, who has added so much to the literature of intestinal obstruction, introduced a discussion on the subject with a paper entitled "The Operative Treatment of Intestinal Obstruction," and was followed by Mr. J. Greig Smith, and Mr. A. W. Mayo Robson. Two other papers, of considerable interest in connection with this subject were also read at the meeting, by Mr. R. N. Pughe, who reported a successful case of operation for intestinal obstruction, in a child six years of age, and Mr. E. Stanmore Bishop, who read a paper on "Enterorrhaphy, with a description of a New Form of Suture."

Mr. Treves opens his paper with the regret that "Intestinal Obstruction" has a place in surgical

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