Kocher's "Operative Surgery" has been before the profession for several years and is well known by all who practice surgery. This is the third English edition translated from the fifth or last German edition. The translation has been very well done; one seldom sees a translation from the German that reads as smoothly as does this.
In reading the author's preface one cannot help being charmed by his great earnestness and by his endeavor to impress on all who essay to do surgery the great responsibilities which rest on them. These delightful features are stamped on every page of the work for the author does not simply describe typical and classic procedures but he deals with conditions and each operation is given that touch of life which marks the author as a master and a great teacher. One short quotation under "Surgery of the Gall-Bladder and Bile-Ducts" will suffice to