“The reason we take the appendix out and do it as an emergency is the belief, dating back to 1886, that the appendix will eventually become gangrenous and cause a pelvic abscess,” said Dr. Livingston.
A belief that was supplanted with more accurate knowledge, a long time ago.
So if a week of antibiotics are as effective as major surgery for most people why is the surgery routine?
This refers to adults over the age of 18. At some point, I am going to look at literature for kids. Anyone know about that?