The title of my paper might possibly lead some to suppose that I was about to bring forward few or many well-grounded facts which might tend to sustain the theory of the older writers. I wish, however, to correct any such impression at the start, for I fear it is not within my power to add much, if anything, to a subject that has been so thoroughly gone over by the most competent men in the profession, both here and abroad. The wonderful strides that have been made in pathology and bacteriology, within the past two decades have so thoroughly revolutionized matters that we are forced to disregard theories that only a few years since appeared tenable, as patient research and the aid of the microscope have removed many an obscurity. However, this does not seem to have been the case with typhlitis and perityphlitis, as the theories that were
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