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December 1944

The Trials and Triumphs of the Surgeon and Other Literary Gems.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1944;40(6):521. doi:10.1001/archotol.1944.00680020651019

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The collected works of Dr. J. Chalmers Da Costa are presented in a fine book of 401 pages. The following interesting subjects are discussed: "The Antivivisection Question," "The History of Medicine," "The Alexandrian School," "John Johnston," "Some Figures of the Past," "A Glimpse of the London of the Restoration," "Objectionable People and Their Unjustifiable Longevity," "Francis X. Dercum," "George McClellan," "Birthday Celebration Address in Honor of Dr. W. W. Keen," "Stepping Stones and Stumbling Blocks," "Some Surgical Fashions and Customs," "In the Days of Polypharmacy," "Something About Medical Ethics," "Duties of a Hospital," "Address Presenting Memorial Tablet to Jefferson Medical College," "The Bugle," "Address at Commencement Exercises of Woman's Medical College," "The Resident Physician—Address Before Philadelphia County Medical Society" and "Address on the Occasion of the Graduation Exercises at the Naval Medical School in Washington on March 30, 1907."

This book, though not devoted to otolaryngology, merits high praise in

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