Eugen Frohner

General Surgery (Classic Reprint)

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Eugen Frohner
   - General Surgery (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from General Surgery

In the following hand-book of veterinary surgery and obstetrics the general surgery, as well as the operative surgery, forms a separate, independent work. In a sense they serve as an introduction to the following third and fourth volumes of special surgery of the different organs.

Any text-book of general veterinary surgery must depend on the investigations and text-books of human medicine. While I have kept this point in view in the development of the following plan, I think I have clearly drawn the relations between the general surgery of man and animals. I also admit that in the writing of this book I have followed principally the plans which Billroth, and recently Tillman, have used in their text books of human and general surgery.

The reader will readily note that the following work is not a mere compilation of the books mentioned on human medicine. In many particulars veterinary surgery, like pathology, pharmacology and therapy, has developed independent lines. Many chapters on human surgery have no connection with veterinary surgery; other divisions that are very important in human surgery are of little or no importance in veterinary science. Tuberculosis of the bones and joints, for example, belongs to one of the most important divisions of human surgery; in veterinary surgery it is practically never the occasion for surgical interference.

Conversely, actinomycosis and botryomycosis is of great importance in veterinary surgery, the latter is almost unknown in man. In man osteomyelitis is the most important form of inflammation of the bones; in the horse periostitis is the most important form. Erysipelas, so frequent in man, appears to be very rare in animals.

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