Excerpt from Excision of the Knee-Joint, Vol. 1 It is with the after-treatment of excision of the knee-joint, more than with any question as to the mode of operation, or the selection of cases of disease of this articulation suited for the operation of excision, with which my remarks have to deal. I have intention, for I cant think w-a-days, after the admirable writings of Sir W. Fergusson and of Messrs Jones, Mackenzie, Butcher, and Price, that it would serve any good purpose to discuss the questions of how far excision of the knee-joint will serve as a substitute for amputation of the thigh, or how far it will bear comparison and rank with other articular resections with which in this country we have long been favourably acquainted. I should prefer, so far as I am concerned, to accept it as a settled point, that excision of the knee-joint is a good operation, one which has, in so many different hands, yielded such successful results as to render its admission into the common list of operations, t only defensible as something more than an experiment, but justifiable as being an accepted procedure of modem surgery. I am perfectly aware that such a position is denied to it by some surgeons of repute. 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.