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October 21, 1933

The Practitioners Library of Medicine and Surgery. Volume IV: Non-traumatic Surgery.

JAMA. 1933;101(17):1340. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740420060038

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In this complete system of medicine and surgery, nontraumatic surgical conditions have been separated from the traumatic. Hence this volume is concerned with lesions of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, tumors, diseases of the breast, surgery of the neck, diseases of the thyroid gland, surgery of the brain and spinal cord and of the peripheral nervous system, surgery of the heart, the blood vessels and the chest, also of the gastro-intestinal tract as a whole, the lymphatics, the spleen, hernia, bones and joints, the urinary tract and the genitalia. There are some hundreds of illustrations which have been well chosen. The vast amount of material included in the book makes it almost an outline rather than an extended consideration of any single subject. Nevertheless it provides much immediate practical information, especially for general practitioners, who may be considered primarily users of a book of this character. There are extensive considerations

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