Huard and Meyer-May present a discussion of hepatic abscess which includes a study of the medical literature and personal observations in 150 cases. They divide their material into eleven chapters on general statistics, surgical anatomy, etiology, pathogenesis and pathologic anatomy, symptoms and clinical forms, clinical differential diagnosis, hepatic puncture, roentgenography and roentgen surgery of hepatic abscess, geographic survey of the treatment of hepatic abscess, medical treatment and surgical treatment. At the end of the monograph the authors include 174 brief histories of cases, 43 autopsy reports and an extensive bibliography.
The subject in each chapter is discussed clearly and carefully. The correlation of etiology, anatomy and pathogenesis with the clinical manifestations of the disease is well done. The discussion of the technic and use of hepatic puncture for biopsy, exploration and injection of iodized poppy-seed oil is clearly presented from a practical standpoint. The authors doubt that all sterile abscesses