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October 14, 1933

Operative Surgery.

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By Alexander Miles, M.D., LL.D., F.R.C.S., Consulting Surgeon, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, and D. P. D. Wilkie, M.D., F.R.C.S., Professor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh. Cloth. Price, $5.25. Pp. 590, with 321 illustrations. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1933.

JAMA. 1933;101(16):1261. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740410063036

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The authors have covered the subject in more than a satisfactory manner. Of course, operative surgery is so extensive and the technics so varied that a good deal of condensation had to be done, and the book cannot be called absolutely complete. Yet it fulfils the purpose for which it was written—to serve "as a guide to undergraduates in their class of operative surgery and in the hospital, and to young graduates in their practice." The plan of the work is that usually followed in textbooks of this type. The first nine chapters deal with the surgical principles and operations pertaining to tissues in general, such as the blood vessels, lymph glands, peripheral nerves, bones and joints. The remaining twenty-five chapters discuss the technic of operations on the various organs of the body, including those of the face, mouth and air passages, with the exception of the female generative tract.

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