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July 27, 1935

Aids to Surgery

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By Cecil A. Joll, M.S., M.D., B.Sc., Senior Surgeon and Lecturer on Surgery to the Royal Free Hospital, and Reginald C. B. Ledlie, M.B., B.S., F.R.C.S., Surgeon to the Miller General Hospital. Sixth edition. Cloth. Price, $2.75. Pp. 612, with 44 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1935.

JAMA. 1935;105(4):307. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760300067033

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This compendium represents one link in a long chain of compact booklets that cover the entire field of medicine and surgery and are especially designed to assist students in grouping and memorizing the subjects on which they are to be examined. The call for a new edition of this handsome volume proves its popularity. The work has been rewritten, enlarged and supplied with illustrations, the first of which is a tribute to American surgery, as it reproduces incisions recommended by Kanavel for the treatment of infections of the hand. The scope of the volume has restricted the authors in the main to a description of essential surgical principles and practice. Nevertheless, owing to an enviable ability to say what they want in a brief and lucid manner, the authors have succeeded in squeezing into their little book an immense amount of information. Not only the student but a general practitioner

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