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November 12, 1910

General Surgery.

JAMA. 1910;55(20):1755. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330200065032

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A review of this volume shows that the surgery of the nerves, of the heart and arteries, the thyroid and some of the other ductless glands, the brain, the stomach and intestines, together with the treatment of peritonitis and hernia, are the subjects which loom large in the year's work in surgery. The editor calls attention to the fact that accuracy in surgical diagnosis is advancing each year, and that the production of prephylactic immunity, as in tetanus, rabies, and, he hopes in tuberculous surgical affections, is attaining the status of a fixed practice in every surgical hospital. He also insists that the chronic infections, as of the antrum, the various sinuses, the tonsils, urethra, gall-bladder, etc., as etiologic factors in nephritis, endocarditis and myocarditis and in other secondary disease with which the surgeon has to deal, have not been sufficiently appreciated. The voluminous literature of surgery each year makes

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