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It was the intention of the authors to complete this work (the previous volumes of which have already been noticed in these columns) in six volumes, but they found the sixth volume would be so large, that it seemed more desirable to them to make two volumes corresponding in size to those already issued, rather than one very large one.
Section 1, of Vol. VI treats of the affections of the tongue, floor of the mouth, pharynx, neck, esophagus, stomach and intestines. Under strictures of the esophagus we find no mention of Abbe and Dunham's excellent method of treating small strictures by means of the silk thread, a most important advance in the treatment of these very troublesome cases.
Under gastroenterostomy the advisability of attaching the loop of intestine as low down or near the great curvature as possible is not made sufficiently apparent.
The subject of appendicitis is well
A Manual of Surgical Treatment.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):648. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480370056020
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