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January 19, 1901

Appendicitis and Its Surgical Treatment: With a Report of One Hundred and Eighty-five Cases.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(3):197. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470030053019

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This monograph was originally submitted to the University of Copenhagen in order to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine. It was accepted by the university in 1897, and was published in this country in 1898 as the first edition. The second edition was partly burned in the fire which destroyed the Lippincott Publishing Company in 1899. This, the third edition, has been revised and considerably enlarged by the addition of new material. The work is largely historical in character. The gradual development of modern ideas of appendicitis is traced from the earliest records. As the major portion of the work is made up of extracts from the opinions of others, it can not be criticised as coming from the author.

The author's statement, however, that he does "not consider cases of appendicitis with strictures, dilatations, coprolites, hydrops, ulcerations and the chronic and obliterating forms necessarily infectious" is not in

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