This well-printed volume of Transactions contains much more interesting and valuable material than is usually found in State Society Transactions, and the papers are conveniently classified under their proper sections of medicine, surgery, etc. Under the Section on Surgery we find seven papers, all of some and some of great interest.
The first surgical paper is the history of a case of Penetrating Gunshot Wound of the Abdomen, by Dr. J. K. L. Duncan, of DeWitt. The patient recovered under treatment by opium and rest, though the ball penetrated the intestine, as shown by the fact that it was passed with the fæces. The author assumes in the paper that the bullet, 38 calibre, injured the left kidney, the assumption being based on the fact that a few blood-corpuscles were found in the urine on the fourth day. As the ball entered the abdomen about one inch above the umbilicus,