Arch Dis Child 88:549-552 doi:10.1136/adc.88.6.549
  • Paediatric lessons from the past

Not just an appendix: Sir Frederick Treves

  1. P Mirilas,
  2. J E Skandalakis
  1. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
    Prof. J E Skandalakis, 1462 Clifton Road, NE, Suite 303, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA;
  • Accepted 26 October 2002


The history of the anatomy and surgery of the appendix is a beautiful chapter in medical education, and we appreciate the role of Sir Frederick Treves in its development.