of Council y 1907.
1901. Jonas, A. F., M.D., Vice-President, 106 South Thirty-first Avenue,
Omaha, Nebraska. Professor of Surger\', Omaha Medical
College; Surgeon to the Methodist Episcopal Hospital and to
the Douglas County Hospital.
1899. Kammerer, Frederick, M.D., 51 East Sixty-sixth Street, New
York City. Professor of Clinical Surger\% Cornell Medical
College; Surgeon to the German and St. Francis* Hospitals,
*ti88o. Keen, William Williams, A.M., M.D., LL.D., Hon.
F.R.C.S. Eng. and Edin., 1729 Chestnut Street, Phila-
delphia. Emeritus Professor of the Principles of Surgery
and of Clinical Surgery in the Jefiferson Medical College;
Surgeon to the Jefferson Medical College Hospital; Con-
sulting Surgeon to the Woman's and St. Agnes' Hospitals;
Mcmbre Correspondant Etrang^r de la Societe de Chirurgie
de Paris; Membre Honoraire de la Socidtd Beige de Chi-
rurgie. Ehreunitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft fiir Chirur-
gie; Honorary Member, Clinical Society of London. President,
1898; Vice-President, 1892; Member oj Council, 1899-1901.
1901. La Garde, Louis A., M.D., United States Soldiers' Home,
W^ashington, D. C. Professor of Military Surgery, New York
University and Bellevue Hospital Medical College; Major and
Surgeon United States Army.
1901. Le Conte, Robert G., A.B., M.D., Secretary, 1530 Locust
Street, Philadelphia. Surgeon to the Pennsylvania, the
Children's, and the Br\'n Mawr Hospitals.
XVI FELLOWS OF THE ASSOCIATION
1903. LuTZ, F. J., A.M., M.D., 3337 Lafayette Place, St. Louis, Mo.
Professor of Surger>', Medical Department, St. Louis Uni-
versity; Surgeon-in-Chief, Alexian Brothers* Hospital; Sur-
geon-in-Charge, Josephine Hospital.
1 001. McArthur, L. L., M.D., 4415 Drexel Building, Chicago, 111.
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Post-Graduate Medical School;
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, Rush Medical College;
Surgeon to St. Luke's and Michael Reese Hospitals.
1896. McCosH, Andrew J., B.A., M.D., 16 East Fifty-fourth Street,
New York. Surgeon to the Presbyterian Hospital; Clinical
Lecturer on Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
1882. McGraw, Theodore A., M.D., 73 Case Street, Detroit, Mich.
Professor of Surgery in the Detroit Medical College; Surgeon
to St. Mary's and Harper Hospitals. Vice-President^ 1896.
1903. McMuRTRY, Lewis S., A.M., M.D., 1912 Sixth Street, Louis-
\alle, Ky. Professor of Gynecology and Abdominal Surgery,
Hospital of Medicine, Louisville, Ky.
1901. Macdonald, Willis G., M.D., 27 Eagle Street, Albany, New
1904. MacLaren, Archibald, M.D., B.S., 350 St. Peter Street,
St. Paul, Minn. Professor of Clinical Surger\', University of
1906. MacMonagle, Beverly, M.D., 1316 Sutter Street, San Fran-
cisco, Cal. Surgeon to the Children's Hospital; Consulting
Surgeon to the German Hospital.
*ti88o. Marks, Solon, M.D., 136 Wisconsin Street, Milwaukee, Wis.
Surgeon to St. Mar}'*s Hospital. Vice-President^ 1898.
1898. Martin, Edward, M.D., 1506 Locust Street, Philadelphia.
Clinical Professor of Surger\', University of Pennsylvania;
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Woman's Medical College, Phila-
delphia; Surgeon to Philadelphia, St. Agnes', and Howard
11895. Mastin, William McDowell, M.D., Northeast comer of
Joachim and Conti Streets, Mobile, Ala. Surgeon to the
Mobile City Hospital.
1895. Matas, Rudolph, M.D., 2255 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans,
La. Professor of Surger)-, Medical Department, Tulane
University; Professor of Clinical Surgery, New Orleans Poly-
clinic; Surgeon to Charity Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to
the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital. Vice-President,
FELLOWS OF THE ASSOCIATION xvii
1903. Mayo, Charles H., M.D., Rochester, Minn. Surgeon to St.
1899. Mayo, William J., A.M., M.D., F.R.C.S. Edin., LL.D. Tor.,
427 West College Street, Rochester, Minn. Surgeon to St.
Mary^s Hospital. Vice-Presid^niy 1903.
*ti88o. Mears, J. EwiNG, A.M., M.D., 1535 Land Title Building,
Philadelphia. President, 1893; Recorder, 1881-93.
1 901. Meyer, Willy, M.D., 700 Madison Avenue, New York. Pro-
fessor of Surgery in the New York Post-Graduate Medical
School and Hospital; Attending Surgeon to the German and
New York Skin and Cancer Hospitals; Consulting Surgeon to
the New York Infirmary for Women and Children.
1893. Mixter, Samuel Jason, S.B. (Massachusetts Institute of Tech-
nology), M.D. (Harvard), 180 Marlborough Street, Boston.
Surgeon to Massachusetts General Hospital and to Carney
Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the Massachusetts Charity
Eye and Ear Infirmary; Instructor in Surgery in the Harvard
1896. Monks, George Howard, A.B. (Harvard), M.D. (Har\'ard),
M.R.C.S. Eng., 67 Marlborough Street, Boston. Junior
Visiting Surgeon, Boston City Hospital; Lecturer on Surger>',
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Dental School.
1895. Moore, James E., M.D., 704 Pillsbury Street, Minneapolis,
Minn. Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota; Sur-
geon-in-Chief to the Northwestern Hospital. Vice-President,
1898. Morton, Thomas S. K., M.D., Schoolhouse Lane, German-
1904. MuDD, Harvey G., M.D., 2604 Locust Street, St. Louis, Mo.
Professor of Fractures and Dislocations and Clinical Surgery,
Medical Department, Washington University; Surgeon to St.
Luke's Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the St. Louis City
1906. MuMFORD, J. G., M.D., 29 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Visiting Sur-
geon to the Massachusetts General Hospital.
1900. MuNRO, John C, M.D., 173 Beacon Street, Boston. Instructor
in Surgery, Harvard ; Professor of Surgery, Tufts College Den-
tal School; Assistant Visiting Surgeon, Boston City Hospital.
1902. Murphy, John B., A.M., M.D., 100 State Street, Chicago, 111.
Professor of Surgery, Medical Department of Northwestern
Am Surg b
XVlll FELLOWS OF THE ASSOCIATION
University, Chicago Post-Graduate School and Hospital, and
Chicago Clinical School; Attending Surgeon to Mercy Hos-
pital, Cook County Hospital, and Wesley Hospital; Consulting
Surgeon to the Alexian Brothers* Hospital and Hospital for
1898. Murray, Francis W., M.D., 32 West Thirty-ninth Street,
New York City. Professor of Clinical Surgery in Cornell
University Medical College; Surgeon to the New York and
St. Luke's Hospitals.
1882. DE NANCRtoE, C. B. G., A.M. (University of Pennsylvania),
M.D., LL.D. (Jefferson), 720 South University Avenue, Ann
Arbor, Mich. Professor of Surgery in the University of Michi-
gan; Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical College.
Vice-PresidefU, 1889 and 1899.
1903. Neilson, Thomas R., M.D., 122 South Seventeenth Street,
Philadelphia, Pa. Surgeon to the Episcopal Hospital and to
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children; Clinical Professor of
Genito-urinary Diseases in the University of Pennsylvania.
1900. OcHSNER, A.- J., B.S., F.R.M.S., M.D. (Eng.), 710 Sedgwick
Street, Chicago. Professor of Clinical Surgery, College of
Physicians and Surgeons; Surgeon-in-Chief of Augustana and
St. Mary's Hospitals.
1900. Oliver, J. C, M.D., 628 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dean
and Professor of Operative Surgery, Miami Medical College;
Surgeon, Cincinnati, Presbyterian, and Christ Hospitals.
1905. OviATT, Charles W., M.D., 500 Algoma Street, Oshkosh, Wis.
ti882. Owens, John E., M.D., 1201 Venetian Building, Chicago, 111.
Professor of Principles and Practice of Surgery and Clinical
Surgery in the Chicago Medical College; Surgeon to St. Luke's
Hospital. Vtce-Presidentj 1900.
1899. Parham, Frederick William, M.D., 1429 Seventh Street, New
Orleans, La. Professor of General, Clinical, and Operative
Surgery on the Cadaver, New Orleans Polyclinic; Surgeon
to Charity Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to Eye, Ear, Nose,
and Throat Hospital.
1885. Park, Roswell, A.M., M.D., 510 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo,
N. Y. Professor of Surger>' in the Medical Department of
the University of Buffalo; Surgeon to the Buffalo General
Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the Fitch Accident Hospital.
FELLOWS OF THE ASSOCL\TION XIX
President J 1900; V ice-President y 1893; Member 0} Council ,
1893. Parmenter, John, M.D., 519 Franklin Street, BuflFalo, N. Y.
Professor of Anatomy and Clinical Surgery in the Medical
Department of the University of Buffalo; Surgeon to the Sisters
of Charity, Erie County, Fitch, Children's, and Emergency
Hospitals; Assistant Surgeon to the Buffalo General Hospital.
iSSg.^PiLCHER, Lewis S., A.M., M.D., LL.D. (Dickinson), 145 Gates
Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. Professor of Clinical Surgery in
the Post-Graduate Medical School, New York; Surgeon to the
Methodist Episcopal Hospital, New York. Vice-President^ 1893.
1904. Porter, Charles Allen, A.M., M.D., 254 Beacon Street, Bos-
ton, Mass. Assistant Surgeon to the Massachusetts General
Hospital; Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School.
ti887. Porter, Charles Burnham, A.M., M.D. (Harvard), 5 Arling-
ton Street, Boston, Mass. Professor of Clinical Surgery in
Harvard University; Surgeon to the Massachusetts General
Hospital. Vice-President, 1892.
1896. Powers, Charles A., A.M., M.D., Treasurer, Fourteenth and
Stout Streets, Denver, Col. Professor of Surgery in the Uni-
versity of Denver, and Surgeon to the Denver City and County
Hospital, and to St. Luke's Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the
Mercy Hospital and to the State Home for Children. Vice-
1886. Ransohoff, Joseph, M.D., F.R.C.S. Eng., 19 West Seventh
Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Professor of Anatomy in the Medi-
cal College of Ohio; Surgeon to the Cincinnati and the Good
1887. Richardson, Maurice Howe, A.B., M.D., 224 Beacon Street,
Boston, Mass. Moseley Professor of Surgery in Harvard
University; Surgeon to the Massachusetts General Hospital.
President, 1902; Vice-President, 1897; Secretary, 1894-96;
Member 0} Council, 1904.
1901. Rixford, Emmet, B.S., M.D., 1795 California Street, San
Francisco, Cal. Professor of Surgery in Cooper Medical
College; Surgeon to City, County, and Lane Hospitals. Vice-
1882. Roberts, John B., A.M., M.D., 313 South Seventeenth Street,
Philadelphia. Professor of Anatomy and Surgery in the
Philadelphia Polyclinic; Surgeon to the Methodist and Jewish
Hospitals. Vice-President, 1888 and 1894; Treasurer, 1892-93.
XX FELLOWS OF THE ASSOCIATION
1898. Rodman, William L., A.M., M.D., 1904 Chestnut Street, Phila-
delphia. Professor of the Principles of Surgery and Clini-
cal Professor of the Principles and Practice of Surgery and
Clinical Surgery in the Woman's Medical College, Philadel-
phia; Professor of Surgery, Medico-Chirurgical College,
ti882. RusHMORE, John Dikeman, M.D., 129 Montague Street, Brook-
lyn, N. Y. Professor of Surgery in the Long Island College
Hospital; Surgeon to the Brooklyn, St. Peter's, and the Eye
and Ear Hospitals.
ti882. Senn, Nicholas, M.D., Ph.D., LL.D. (Jefferson), 532
Dearborn Avenue, Chicago, 111. Professor of the Prin-
ciples of Surgery and Clinical Surgery in Rush Medical
College; Surgeon to Presbyterian Hospital; Surgeon-in-
Chief to St. Joseph^s Hospital. Presidenty 1892; Member of
1902. Shepherd, pRANas J., M.D., 152 Mansfield Street, Montreal^
Canada. Professor of Anatomy and Lecturer on Operative
Surgery in McGill University, Montreal; Senior Surgeon to
the Montreal General Hospital.
1905. Sherman, Harry M., A.B., M.D., A.M., 2125 Jackson Street,
San Francisco, Cal. Professor of Surgery in the University of
California; Surgeon to St. Luke's Hospital, San Francisco;
Orthopedic Surgeon to the Children's Hospital, San Fran-
1895. SoucHON, Edmond, M.D., 2403 St. Charles . Avenue, New
Orleans, La. Professor of Anatomy and of CHnical Surgery,
Tulane University; Surgeon to Charity Hospital; Consulting
Surgeon to the Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Hospital. Vice-
President , i8qq
1900. Taylor, William J., M.D., 1825 Pine Street, Philadelphia.
Surgeon to the Orthopedic Hospital and Infirmary for Ner-
vous Diseases, and to St. Agnes' Hospital; Consulting Surgeon
to the W^est Philadelphia Hospital for Women.
ti882. Tiffany, Louis McLaxe, A.M. (Cantab.), M.D., 831 Park
Avenue, Baltimore, Md. President, 1895; Member of Council
FELLOWS OF THE ASSOCLATION XXI
1882. Vander Veer, Albert, A.M., M.D., Ph.D., 28 Eagle Street,
Albany, N. Y. Dean of Albany Medical College; Pro-
fessor of Didactic Abdominal Surgery and of Clinical
Surgery in the Albany Medical College; Consulting Surgeon
to St. Peter's Hospital; Attending Surgeon to the Albany
Hospital. President^ 1905; Vice-President, 1898; Member
of Council, 1907.
1902. Vaughan, George Tully, M.D., 1718 I Street, Washing-
ton, D. C. Professor of Principles and Practice of Sur-
gery, Georgetown University; Professor of Surgery and
Genito-urinary Surgery, Washington Post-Graduate Medical
School; Chief Surgeon, Georgetown University Hospital;
Surgeon, Emergency Hospital; Consulting Surgeon, Govern-
ment Hospital for the Insane, Washington, D. C. ; Assistant
Surgeon-General U. S. Public Health and Marine Hospital
1891. Walker, Edward W., M.D., 30 Garfield Place, Cincinnati,
Ohio. Professor of Surgery, Miami Medical College.
ti882. Warren, John Collins, M.D., LL.D. (Jefferson), Hon.
F.R.C.S. Eng. 58 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass. Professor of
Surgery in Harvard University; Surgeon to the Massachusetts
General Hospital. President, 1896; Vice-President, 1890;
Member of Council, 1897.
1896. Watson, Francis Sedgwick, A.B., M.D., 92 Marlborough
Street, Boston. Surgeon to the Boston City Hospital; In-
structor in Genito-urinary Surgerj-, Har\'ard Medical School.
1889. Weeks, Stephen H., M.D., 662 Congress Street, Portland,
Maine. Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the Medical School
of Maine; Surgeon to Maine General Hospital. Vice-Presi-
dent, 1903; Member of Council, 1893.
ti889. Weir, Robert F., A.M., M.D., Hon. F.R.C.S. Eng., Cor.
Mem. Surg. Soc, Paris, 11 East Fifty-fourth Street, New York.
Professor of Surgery in the College of Physicians and Surgeons,
Columbia University; Surgeon to the Roosevelt Hospital.
President, 1899; Member of Council, 1893-1896; 1901-03.
1892. Wharton, Henry R., A.M., M.D., 1725 Spruce Street, Phila-
delphia. Surgeon to the Presbyterian, Children's, and Metho-
1882. White, J. William, M.D., Ph.D., 1810 South Rittenhouse
Square, Philadelphia. John Rhea Barton Professor of Sur-
gery in the University of Pennsylvania.
xxn FELLOWS OF THE ASSOCIATION
ti882. WiLLARD, De Forest, A.M., M.D. (Univ. of Pa.), Ph.D.,
1901 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Professor of Orthopedic
Surgery in the University of Pennsylvania; Surgeon to the
Presbyterian Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the German-
town Hospital; the Atlantic City Hospital; the Jewish Hos-
pital; the Phcenixville Hospital; and the South Mountain
Hospital. President J 1901; Recorder ^ 1 893-1 900; Member oj
1901. WooLSEY, George, M.D., 117 East Thirty-sixth Street, New
York City. Professor of Anatomy and Clinical Surgery,
Cornell University; Surgeon to Bellevue Hospital; Associate
Surgeon to the Presbyterian Hospital.
1885. Annandale, Thomas, M.R.C.S. Eng., M.D. Edin., 34 Char-
lotte Square, Edinburgh, Scotland. Regius Professor of Clini-
cal Surgery in the University of Edinburgh.
1905. Billings, John S., M.D., 40 Lafayette Place, New York, N. Y.
1891. Bryant, Thomas, Esq., F.R.C.S. Eng., 65 Grosvenor Place,
Grosvenor Square, W., London.
1891. Chiene, John, F.R.C.S. Edin., M.D. Edin., 26 Charlotte
Square, Edinburgh, Scotland. Professor of Surgery in the
University of Edinburgh.
1885. CzERNY, Prof. Dr. Vincent, 25 Sophien Strasse, Heidelberg,
Germany. Professor of Surgery in the University of Heidel-
1885. von Esmarch, Nirkl, Prof. Dr. Freidrich, 2 Hospitalberg,
Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Professor of Surgery in
the University of Kiel.
1891. Harrison, Reginald, Esq. F.R.C.S. Eng., 6 Lower Berkeley
Street, Portman Square, W., London.
1890. Horsley, Sir Victor Alexander Haden, F.R.C.S. Eng., 25
Cavendish Square, W., London.
1894. Kocher, Prof. Dr. Theodor, Professor of Surgery, Univer-
sity of Berne, 25 Villette, Berne, Switzerland.
1885. Lister, Lord Joseph, F.R.C.S., Enq., D.C.L., LL.D., 12 Park
Crescent, London, N. W. Professor of Clinical Surger>' in
1894. Macewen, Sir William, M.D., Mast. Surg., 3 Woodside
Crescent, Glasgow, Scotland.
XXIV HONORARY FELLOWS
1903. RoBSON, A. W. Mayo, M.D., F.R.C.S., D.Sc, 8 Park Crescent,
Portland Place, London, W., England. Vice-President, Royal
College of Surgeons of England; Hunterian Professor of Sur-
gery and Pathology.
1882. Smith, Stephen, A.M., M.D., LL.D., 574 Madison Avenue,
New York. Professor of Clinical Surgery in the University
Medical College of New York; Surgeon to the Belle\aie and
St. Vincent's Hospitals. V ice-President ^ 1890.
1896. Terrier, Dr. Felix, ii Rue de Solferino, Paris, France. Pro-
fessor of Operative Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine of
Paris; Surgeon to the H6pital Bichat.
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY.
GEORGE RYERSON FOWLER, M.D.
Dr. George Ryerson Fowler, a member of the American Surgical
Association since 1891, died in Albany, New York, February 6, 1906.
The circimistances attending his death were such as gave a tragical aspect
to the passing of this distinguished surgeon. He had left his home in
Brooklyn, New York, apparently in the best of health, for the purpose
of attending to his duties as a member of the Medical Examining Board
of the State of New York, and of engaging in the work of the Annual
Meeting of the Medical Society of the State of New York. While en
route he was seized with severe abdominal pain, for which he sought
medical advice as soon as he reached his hotel in Albany. The con-
tinuance of marked and severe symptoms caused his advisers to have
him removed to the Albany Hospital, where, upon the following day,
he was subjected to a laparotomy; the section revealed a necrotic appen-
dix, which was removed. A paresis of the small bowel developed imme-
diately thereafter, which persisted despite every effort of his colleagues,
and terminated in his death upon the fourth day thereafter.
Dr. Fowler was bom in New York City, December 25, 1848; his
parents, Thomas W. and Sarah Jane (Carman) Fowler, were both
natives of Long Island, as was also his grandfather, Duncan B. Fowler,
who participated in the War of 181 2. The early part of the life of Dr.
Fowler was passed in Jamaica, Long Island, where his parents had re-
moved, and there he laid the foundation of his general education in the
common schools of that town. Having chosen medicine and surgery
as his lifework, he entered Bellevue Hospital Medical College, in
New York City, where he was graduated with the degree of Doctor of
Medicine in 187 1. Two men among his teachers especially influenced
him : these were James R. Wood and Lewis A. Sayre. Insensibly, per-
haps, but none the less actually, they were his models and the inspirers
of the devotion to the surgical side of his work, which from the first
The first fifteen years of Fowler's professional life were occupied by
a general practice, although with progressive preponderance of that
which was surgical; his ambition from the first was to be recognized as
a surgeon. The advantages of a hospital intemeship after his gradua-
tion had been denied him, simply because the necessity of self-support
had made it necessary for him to enter at once into active practice. It
was many years before any opportunity for hospital work opened to
XXVI REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY
him, although from the first he had an intense desire both to teach and
to labor in the wards of a hospital. All the existing avenues in either
direction in the city of his location were preoccupied, and it was not
until the building of a new and large hospital in Brooklyn â€” St. Mar}- 's
Hospital â€” in 1882, that he received recognition. When the staff of
that great hospital was organized, Fowler was selected as one of its
surgeons. Five years later, when the Seney Methodist Episcopal Hos-
pital opened its doors to patients, Fowler was one of the men chosen to
do its surgical work, and for twenty years, up to the time of his death,
he rendered continuous service to this hospital. The Brooklyn Hospital
made him its Chief Surgeon in 1896, and of the German Hospital, when
it was opened in 1900, he became at once its most active surgeon. Mean-
while, he had been made one of the Professors of Surgery in the Poly-
clinic Post-graduate School of New York City. The State availed itself
of his knowledge by appointing him Examiner in Surgery in its Medical
Examining Board, and, later, by utilizing his services as Surgeon-
General of its National Guard. As a Chief Surgeon of Volunteers, he
was in the United States service during the Spanish-American war, and
in that capacity accompanied the Seventh Army Corps to Cuba.
Dr. Fowler was also upon the consulting staflE of many hospitals in
Brooklyn and on Long Island, and was active in all the important medi-
cal organizations of his city and State. He was twice President of the
Medical Society of the County of Kings, was Vice-President of the New
York Academy of Medicine, and from 1897 to 1906 was Treasurer of the
American Surgical Association.
Dr. Fowler was a man of indomitable energy; his capacity for work
seemed almost without limit; his growth as a surgeon was progressive
and symmetrical. He had a cordial and open nature which attracted
men to him; he had perfect confidence in his own resources and in his
ability to meet emergencies; he was possessed by his profession to a re-
markable degree, so that a demand upon him for professional services
ever met an eager response upon his part. There was no department of
surgical effort which he did not make his own; he was among the earliest
and most enthusiastic adherents in Brooklyn of the Listerian methods,
and each new advance of surgery which characterized the last quarter
of the nineteenth century found in him one of its earliest and most en-
thusiastic followers. At home and abroad, he sought everywhere to
familiarize himself with the methods of the leaders in surgery.
He was a frequent contributor to surgical literature. Beginning in
i880j with papers on "Excision of the Knee-joint,*' "Fractures of the
Elbow-joint," and "The Surgical Treatment of Facial Neuralgia," each
year thereafter was marked by important contributions from his pen.
In 1887 he contributed to Wood's Reference Hand-hook of the Medkal
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON NECROLOGY xxvri
Sciences f "Injuries and Diseases of the Patella;" in 1893, to Apple-
ton's System 0} Geniio-urinary Surgery the article on "Injuries and
Diseases of the Bladder;" and in 1901, to the International Text-book
of Surgery articles on "Wounds and Contusions," "Bums and Scalds,"
''Effects of Lightning Shock," "Fat Embolism," and "Repair of Special
Into the development of the surgery of appendicitis, Dr. Fowler threw
himself with especial abandon. From the beginning of the new teach-
ings on this subject, he took the most advanced ground. In 1894 he
published a monograph upon the subject, which still remains one of the
most complete and authoritative therein. It is but another of the not
infrequent examples of the "irony of fate," that from this disease, to the
knowledge and treatment of which he had contributed so much, he
himself should ultimately have fallen a victim.
For the twelve years previous to his death he was engaged in the
writing of a Treatise upon General Surgery, This work he lived to
complete; the last page of proof he had read shortly before starting upon
his last journey. It is most pathetic that after so many years of arduous
toil he should not have lived to see the child of his brain in the form of
the published voliune. This book, published after his death, remains,
in an eminent degree, a fitting monument to the enthusiasm and energy
and wide professional mastery which characterized its author.