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February 13, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(7):322. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440070036008

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Some time since, the Editor was very much pleased to obtain a copy of the wonderful history of Surgery of One Hundred Years Ago, by the learned Dr. George Fischer, of Hanover, Germany. His great and exhaustive study of the development of modern surgery, and superior opportunities for obtaining unusual information, made the book one of very great interest and led the Editor to write for permission to translate the work for the benefit of the readers of the Journal. Dr. Fischer in a pleasant letter kindly granted the desired permission.

The work of translation has been committed to Dr. Carl H. von Klein, of Cleveland, Ohio, who has been in ill health since he returned from Europe, but has fairly recovered and is now sojourning in Chicago.

We begin with the table of contents and translator's preface and introductory in this issue and will continue weekly until the entire

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