The material on which this thesis is based
has all been got from the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh. The cases have all been under the charge
of Dr. Bramwell, and a large number of them have
personally come under my own observation.
The examination by means of the X rays has
been made in the electrical department of the
above institution by the medical staff in that
The aim of this thesis is to show, by the illustration of the cases which have come under observation during the last 5 or 6 years, what results are obtained on X ray examination and what
is its bearing upon the diagnosis of cases.
First of all then we will describe briefly
the technique of the operation entailed in making