In recent years, the operation of posterior gastro-enterostomy for congenital pyloric stenosis has become more and more popular. This is largely due to the remarkable results of H. M. Richter of Chicago and Charles L. Scudder of Boston. The former reports twenty-two cases, with only three deaths, which surpasses anything thus far recorded in literature. While it is true that Richter and a few other surgeons who have made a special study of the technic of this operation on infants have achieved wonders with posterior gastro-enterostomy, many of our most eminent and skilful surgeons can claim no such results. All surgeons, even including those who recorded the most brilliant results, will admit that this operation is too much of a surgical procedure for the emaciated and moribund infants who have been brought too late to the surgeon, from failure of early diagnoses, or too long a period of medical treatment.
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