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June 6, 2001

SurgerySurgery: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;285(21):2787. doi:10.1001/jama.285.21.2787

"I had a dream. My dream was to assemble the current and future leaders in surgery and ask them to develop an evidence-based textbook that would provide the reader with the most up-to-date and relevant information on which to base decisions in modern surgical practice": so begins the preface to this new textbook of surgery. At a time when practice guidelines, algorithms, and evidence-based care plans have emerged as dominant features of patient care, creating an evidence-based textbook of surgery is a good idea and a worthy goal.

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