Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
by Ira M. Rutkow, 638 pp, with illus, $79, ISBN 0-316-76352-7, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott-Raven, 1998.
This splendid work marks the completion of Dr Rutkow's Herculean task, which, since 1988, has produced four unique masterworks. The first two are bibliographic works: History of Surgery in the United States, 1775-1900, Vol I: Textbooks, Monographs, and Treatises (Norman Bibliography Series, No. 2) and Vol II: The Periodical & Pamphlet Literature (Norman Bibliography Series, No. 5). Surgery: An Illustrated History (Mosby, 1993) is an international illustrated history of surgical progress from primitive times into the 20th century.
American SurgeryAmerican Surgery: An Illustrated History. JAMA. 1998;279(18):1493-1494. doi:10.1001/jama.279.18.1493