This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.
Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1901.
To the Editor:
—In the interesting article appearing in last week's Journal, contributed by Dr. B. Merrill Ricketts, of Cincinnati, upon "Appendicectomy—Surgical History," to which is appended a bibliography of the subject, from 1758 to 1888, there oecurs a notable omission, that has doubtless not escaped the observation of some of your readers, and for supplying which I feel assured that Dr. Ricketts will be the first to thank me in the interest of accuracy and in justice to American surgery. By referring to The Journal I find that in Vol, x, on page 733, Dr. Thomas G. Morton of Philadelphia published an article entitled "The Diagnosis of Peri-Cecal Abscess and Its Radical Treatment by Removal of the Appendix Vermiformis." In this communication, Dr. Morton refers to a case, which had been diagnosed by two physicians as one of appendicitis, in which view Dr. Morton concurred
Woodbury F. Appendicectomy—Surgical History. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(24):1620. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470500048014
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: