Excerpt from Abdominal Surgery, Vol. 2 The surgery of the intestines provides the widest and most varied field of work in the whole range of abdominal surgery. The surgery is difficult; its results are least satisfactory; and, perhaps in consequence of these facts, variety in technical methods, always considerable in this branch of surgery, has in the past few years almost passed legitimate bounds. Proved truths have been overlooked or forgotten, and methods already tried and condemned have been resuscitated on the results of a few experiments or the invention of a clever diagram. The consequence has been that the surgery of the intestines has t advanced in the way that the surgery of other abdominal organs has advanced. It has suffered, like every other branch of surgery, since the beginning of the art, from the igring of pathology and the multiplication of instruments and apparatus. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.