It seems to me that it would be like carrying coals to Newcastle to attempt to discuss the subject of intestinal stasis in any but a restricted sense. Much has been written about intestinal stasis, from the points of view of both the physician and the surgeon, but nothing of great importance has been added, throwing light on it, from the surgeon's standpoint, which has increased our knowledge beyond that which we received from Lane and Jackson. Lane may be an extremist and his surgery may need some toning down, but his deductions are based on sound premises. Jackson made a great discovery in his "pericolic membrane," and his clinical diagnosis of its presence and the attending pathology has not been improved—it is standard.
During the past year two notable papers have appeared, one by Flint, in the Johns Hopkins Bulletin, and the other by Rilus Eastman (Journal of Surgery,