In the spring of 1914 a committee was appointed by Professor Brewer to plan and establish a system for following the end-results for all cases treated by the surgical staff of the hospital. While, previously, individual surgeons had taken pains carefully to look up groups of cases in which they had a particular interest and therefore gave disproportionate attention during and after the hospital stay, nevertheless, the endresults in the great body of routine cases had been neglected.
With the advice and aid of Prof. Adrian V. S. Lambert, a system was devised and put in operation in August, 1914. It is my purpose to describe it and give a report of the first year's work. The system is the outgrowth of one used on a small scale in looking up special classes of cases, enlarged to fit the needs of the entire surgical service. It divides itself into three