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This monograph, by Kappis of Hanover, deals with precautions to be taken and methods of combating operative dangers. Operations have become standardized and there is little to be expected in the way of improvement in technic. At present the surgeon's chief efforts are directed toward determining in advance the patient's ability to withstand operation, to decrease the dangers of operation by special and general preoperative measures, and to increase the chances of cure by careful postoperative management. It is with these subjects that this volume is concerned. Special consideration is given to the newer concepts of normal and pathologic physiology and to the latest developments in the other biologic and natural sciences. Whenever these can be made use of, they are applied to the patient about to be operated on, during the course of the operation, and postoperatively. The chief value of the volume is in the application of this
Vorbeugung und Bekämpfung der Operationsgefahren.. JAMA. 1933;101(7):548–549. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740320058030