In this edition the work has been largely rewritten. Several writers have collaborated in revising a number of the special subjects, such as bacteriology, immunity, anesthesia, surgery of the ear, nose, throat and female genital organs, and tropical surgery. The general plan of the book is that usually followed by most textbooks on surgery. The first section includes bacteriology, infections, immunity and inflammation. Nonspecific infectious diseases are considered separately, this being followed by a concise chapter on tumors and cysts. Following a chapter on wounds and their repair, the general technic of operative surgery is discussed. The use of physical agencies is discussed, together with a description of the various methods of massage, remedial exercises, heat, light, electricity and radioactivity. The various systems are then taken up in order, including the surgical disorders of the vascular system, the lymphatics, the nerves, the skin, the muscles, the tendons and the bursae.