Recent Literature Operative Surgery , by Herbert Wm. Allingham, F.R.C.S., Surgeon of the Household of His Majesty the King; Surgeon in Ordinary to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; Senior Assistant Surgeon and Lecturer on Operative Surgery at St. George's Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the Surgical Aid Society; Late Surgeon to the Great Northern Hospital; Late Assistant Surgeon to St. Mark's Hospital for Diseases of the Rectum. New York: William Wood & Company. 1903

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the opinion that barracks or cabins would serve the purpose much better. I am free to confess that the air in the few tents which I have been in seemed to me the worst possible for a consumptive to live in, and especially would this be true when artificial heating is necessary. Dr. Samuel A. FlSK. 1 wish to endorse strongly the position taken in this mat 1er with regard to the great necessity for fresh air. 1 think that the other considerations are of minor importance. The main thing that we
more » ... in thing that we are striving for is to provide an ample amount, of fresh air and sunlight, and the kind of tent to be used is another thing. Food is likewise of prime importance. 1 know from my own experience on the frontier that, persons can live in tents in mid-winter, and I know from living in a tent myself that when one has become accustomed to tent-life, and has lived and slept in a tent, he does not care to live in anything else. Dr. J. Edward Stuuhert. I agree with Dr. Knight, in the statement regarding the poor ventilation often found in tents, but in citing that fact we must not overlook the other side of the question, namely, that the ventilation of the rooms in the majority of cases is much inferior to that found in the ordinary tent. I think the point that a person who has once lived in a tent will live in nothing else is true. (To be continued.) Re c e n t L i t e r a t u r e The Diagnosis of Surgical Diseases. This book is intended to present to practitioners and students the problems in diagnosis which actually confront them at the bedside. The subjects treated comprise only a part of the surgical lesions usually found in textbooks. They are the lesions of the different portions of the body which have especially attracted the attention of the writer in this connection. They are grouped according to their similarity of symptoms and points of general resemblance. In this way the advantages of clinical teaching are most nearly attained and by thejirescntation of a large number of clinical cases the value of this plan is further enhanced. Also, as the translator states, the fragmentary and disconnected instruction of clinical demonstrations, even under the most, favorable circumstances, is more systematized. The subsequent reports of cases post-operative, and at times post-mortem, in confirmation or correction of diagnosis, is of great additional value to this system. It is unusual to meet a treatise on surgical diagnosis which is not an enumeration of a list of possible discases, or in other words a systemitic pathological-anatomical classification of surgical diseases. This latter method is not a
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