July 26, 1930

Minor Surgery.

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By Arthur E. Hertzler, M.D., Chief Surgeon, Halstead Hospital, and Victor E. Chesky, M.D., Chief Resident Surgeon, Halstead Hospital. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $10. Pp. 602, with 475 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(4):291. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720040049034

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The chief stress in this book has been placed on the clinical recognition of lesions while they are yet minor. Only methods used by the authors are included. Pathology is not discussed. A brief discussion of sutures is followed by a good chapter on bandaging, with illustrations. Wounds, hemorrhage, inflammation and infections are discussed in a general manner. The technic of blood transfusion is given. The various regions of the entire body are taken up, the discussion being limited to conditions visible on the surface. While these conditions are largely those of ambulatory patients, such as one meets in the dispensary or office, they cannot all be treated as minor surgical conditions except from the aspect of differential diagnosis. Many are cancer or evidence of serious lesions elsewhere. The common lesions are discussed in each region as they vary considerably in frequency. There are numerous excellent illustrations. There are good

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