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pendicitis should be treated by laparotomy and excision of the appendix as soon as the lesion can be recognized. 2. Excision of the appendix in cases of simple uncomplicated appendicitis is one of the easiest and safest of all intra-abdominal operations. 3. Excision of the appendix in cases of ap¬ pendicitis before perforation has occurred is both a curative and prophylactic measure.doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02401140022003 fatcat:bzpikeout5hlxf3gxltnit3rom