Excerpt from Philadelphia Medical Times, Vol. 9: A Bi-Weekly Journal of Medical and Surgical Science; November 9, 1878 The isolation of the vein is required from the fact that it is almost impossible to thrust the instrument through the skin directly into the vessel. In one operation performed for the transfusion of blood, he had made seven punctures before entering the vessel, and had transfixed the vein several times in attempt ing to perform it without the incision in the skin. This he considered ubjectionable and harmless; as the wound generally heals by first intention, it does t add to the pain or the risk of the Operation. 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.