Medical Treatment of Appendicitis.
I am preparing to write an article in which I desire to develop all the known facts concerning the nonsurgical treatment of appendicitis. In order to do this, I desire to collect from the readers of this journal, a large number of individual experiences. I would like to have those physicians who endeavor to treat appendicitis write me a personal letter, and include the following facts:
The number of patients treated; with age and sex; how long under treatment; the course and progress of the disease and termination; the history of any abscess; the specific treatment of each condition involved, and any other information that would help me make a valuable collection of facts for publication later in ELLINGWOOD'S THERAPEUTIST.
S. W. MORELAND, M. D.
COMMENT.—I shall be very glad to have all those who have had good results from specific medical treatment write fully to Dr. Moreland. We may be enabled to draw some very important conclusions from his paper. We are all anxious to determine just which cases must be treated with medicine, and which must be operated on at once, or when in the progress of the case we must operate for the good of the patient. It is the medical treatment, however, that be is interested in.