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August 30, 1913

Treatment After Operation.

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By William Turner, M.S.. P.R.C.S., Senior Surgeon lo the "Dreadnought" seamen's Hospital; Greenwich, and 10. Rock Curling, U.S.. F.R.C.S.. Surgeon to the "Dreadnought" Seamen's Hospital, Gi.iwlch, With a Chapter on the Kyi' by L. V. Ciirglll. F.R.C.S.. Senior Ophthalmic Surgeon, King's college Hospital. London Medical Publications. Cloth. Price,.$3.75. l'p. 247, with 55 Illustrations, New York: Oxford University Press, 1012.

JAMA. 1913;61(9):707-708. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350090075035

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Abstract

This manual is intended by the authors to furnish practitioners, bouse surgeons, senior muses and students with a guide for the after-treatment of operative cuses. It is eminently practical: there is no wuste of words, the text being a direct statement of the means found satisfactory in the practice of the authors. Many useful formulas are given, and all directions and descriptions arc explicit. The authors are conservative as to the length of time to be spent ill bed by patients who have undergone section of the abdominal wall, and advocate a longe)' period than is generally considered necessary in this country; but, if this be an error, it is on the safe side. The value of the work is considerably enhanced by the inclusion of a section devoted to the care of patients after operations on the eye. This is written by Cargill and is thoroughly modem and complete.

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