It is not so much for its statistical value as again to call the attention of the profession to the dangers of chloroform as an anesthetic that this case is reported.
—Male, aged 19, weight 152 pounds, student, reared on a farm, good habits.
—Previous history is negative, except that the patient was subject to attacks of "indigestion" from childhood. He had an attack in February, 1908, which was diagnosed as appendicitis. At that time there was decided tenderness in the right iliac region over the site of the appendix, some elevation of temperature, and rigidity of the right rectus muscle. After an interval of about two weeks, the patient apparently recovered from this attack and returned to school. On April 16 of the same year he was awakened early in the morning by severe pain in the abdomen, followed shortly by vomiting and diarrhea. There was nothing