Excerpt from Diseases of the Rectum and Anus, Designed for Students and Practitioners of Medicine The advances made in the domain of rectal surgery since the appearance of the first edition of this work have necessitated a complete revision and the addition of much new material. The chapters on Cancer and Colostomy, which in the first edition were written by Mr. Herbert Allingham, have been entirely rewritten and considerably extended in the present edition by the author. To render the volume more worthy of the title it bears, three entirely new chapters have been prepared, namely: Diseases, Injuries, and Tumors of the Coccyx ; Venereal Diseases of the A-rectal Region ; and Recto-colonic Enteroliths and Concretions. In order to more thoroughly elucidate the text, many new and original illustrations have been added to the already large number prepared for the first edition. These additions comprise five full-page colored plates, seventeen full-page black-and-white plates, and one hundred and one smaller engravings and half-tones. It will, therefore, readily be seen that the present volume is practically a new work. 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.