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June 1, 1940

Thomson & Miles' Manual of Surgery

JAMA. 1940;114(22):2243. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810220067027

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These two volumes, divided under the headings of regional and general, are concerned wholly with the clinical phases of surgery. The section on general surgery contains material on inflammation, repair, wounds and infections. Specific diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea and tuberculosis, and diseases of systems such as vessels, nerves and bones are covered thoroughly in the first volume. The second volume contains the specific locale of the surgical disease with the anatomy, pathology and clinical features of the parts involved. The subjects are treated with a considerable detail and thoroughness throughout. It is doubtful whether in this country it is necessary to give such detailed methods of handling syphilis as are encountered in this surgical manual. The treatment of syphilis is not essentially a surgical problem, and doses of arsenicals and courses of treatment outlined in this book have been questioned in recent years.

The two volumes are treated as

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