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July 16, 1898

Abdominal Surgery.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(3):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450030041020

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"Less than a year had elapsed," says the writer, "from the publication of the fifth edition of this work when it became necessary to issue a sixth." The editor was actively engaged in the preparation of the fifth by abstracting literature, and the author recognized his assistance by requesting him to edit the sixth edition, but he had scarcely finished the first 100 pages when the death of the distinguished author occurred.

Little change had been necessary to make in the text except such as the progress of surgery has made necessary. The chapter on Hysteropexy has been rewritten.

It is altogether unnecessary for us to commend to our readers this masterly work. It is sufficient to say that the present edition is unsurpassed.

The first volume contains six sections, viz.: 1, Diagnosis of Abdominal Tumors; 2, Abdominal Operations Considered Generally; 3, Operations on the Ovaries, the Fallopian Tubes and

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