After a brief introduction in which the history of the operation is considered, there are presented the detailed reports of 500 cases in which the author has o perated by his method and which furnish the basis for this, the author's latest exposition of his well-known work along this line. The development of the operative technic and the method of dealing with the ureters, rectum and regional lymph-glands are clearly presented and well illustrated by numerous fullpage plates.
Of great interest and importance are the carefully worked out immediate and end-results of the operation. Autopsies were made on all patients dying as a result of the operation and details of the findings given. All patients surviving the operation are followed up to date, the histories showing the recurrences and deaths as well as the survivors. The endresults have been exceedingly good and peerhaps surpass those of any otheer similar series