One thousand consecutive cases of acute appendicitis were reported by myself and Dr. Waldschmidt in 1928.1 From September, 1927, to October, 1932, a second series of one thousand patients with the same diagnosis have been operated on by the surgeons of the Quain and Ramstad Clinic.
In studying the records in this second series, we were confronted with the same difficulties which we met in our first report, namely, the impossibility of making an accurate classification of the stages or complications of the disease found at the time of operation without the use of a long and useless list of adjectival phrases. However, our report is intended chiefly for the practical surgeon who is more interested in the welfare of his individual patients than in the details of pathologic by-products and side issues which have no vital bearing on the success or failure of treatment.
While the former classification
QUAIN EP. ACUTE APPENDICITIS: A SECOND REPORT OF ONE THOUSAND CONSECUTIVE CASES. Arch Surg. 1934;28(4):782–785. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1934.01170160168009
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