This is an American reproduction of an English work on surgery which has as its chief purpose to give a brief succinct account of surgical principles and measures and to serve as a convenient manual for students and practitioners. It is different in form from the usual American text-book, divided into three volumes, each of convenient, almost pocket, size. This has its advantages for study and handy reference, and might be more generally adopted without causing complaint, provided the work is not thus made any more expensive as a whole.
The first volume deals with general surgery and surgical diseases, and gives within a comparatively brief compass a detailed account of the subject. In the second volume injuries are considered and the third covers the subject of regional surgery. As compared with most American works of the same general compass less detail is given to some subjects, such as inflammation