In this volume of Keen's system are discussed the surgery of the intestines, including the rectum and anus and hernia; surgery of the genitourinary organs; surgery of the eye and of the ear; military, naval and tropical surgery and the influence of race, sex and age in surgical affections. The author selected to write on each particular subject in question is recognized as one eminently qualified for the task.
It is impossible to review each chapter in extenso, but attention is directed to a few special features. The absence of any mention of the injection treatment of hernia is to be regretted, not because of any merit which it may possess, but because its great popularity with a certain class makes it desirable that its demerits should be exposed.
The chapter on examination of the urine in relation to kidney disease will be a shock to many enthusiasts in that