(Concluded from page 646).
What has been done so far? I have been able to collect seventy cases of this operation, all being on record; all histories were not obtainable; many cases have not been published. Most of the reports come from France and America, only one each from Germany, Italy and Spain. This shows clearly that the German surgeons are conservative or reluctant in this question. They do not operate in these instances. Their standpoint is clearly shown in the discussion, which was held when Case 47 of our table was presented before the Medical Society of Vienna. The histories of all cases of Lannelongue, though I tried to get their details I could not obtain, and must only refer to his résumé before the Congress of French Surgeons in which he gives a detailed account of what he has done. I have purposely excluded all cases that have