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The author in his introductory chapter makes an earnest plea for a correct use of terms, and decries the so-called classifications which are so much in use, but which are more or less confusing in that they are not self-explanatory. Chapters two and three on anatomy and histology give a clear and concise statement, particularly with reference to the blood, nerves and lymphatic supply, but the relations of the peritoneum are not as clear as might be. The succeeding chapters, up to the 15th, deal with the different types of inflammation of the appendix, and numerous clinical histories are given as examples of the particular type under consideration. The remaining chapters deal with symptoms, difficulties and errors in diagnosis, treatment, expectant and operative, incomplete operations, and lastly, the after-treatment. The author still uses a 1-60 solution of carbolic acid to keep his instruments in after they have been sterilized in
Appendicitis: Its Pathology and Surgery. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(9):599. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480090051023
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