St. Louis, June 1, 1903.
To the Editor:
—In the May 30 issue of The Journal appears a most excellent article by Dr. O. Beverly Campbell, under the title "The Single Cuff Method of Circular Enterorraphy. A New Method." My object in writing is to call attention to the fact that the method is not new, although I consider just as much credit due Dr. Campbell for his extensive experiments and for his logical conclusions as though he had been the first to publish the method.Die Beitrœge zur klinischen Chirurgie, Bd. XIV (1895), 1-136, contains an article by R. von Frey, entitled "Ueber Technik der Darmnaht," in which he advances as original the operative procedure which Dr. Campbell has made the basis of such good work. Von Frey operated on ten dogs, of which number nine survived; while his microscopic specimens show the condition of the line of union