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February 14, 1931

Der chirurgische Operationskursus: Ein Handbuch für Ärzte und Studierende.

JAMA. 1931;96(7):555. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720330075049

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This deals principally with the fundamentals of surgery. It is an extremely popular book in German schools, and information from German surgeons discloses that it is a necessary textbook for the German medical student, in that his examinations in surgery are based on his knowledge of its contents. Surgical anatomy and the fundamental principles of surgical technic are taught with reference to this book as the textbook. This in itself proves its value. Aside from being a textbook, it is also of great value as a work of reference. The surgery of blood vessels, nerves and tendons, the technic of amputations and radical resections of important structures, as in the case of cancer, are beautifully illustrated with colored drawings. In fact, the illustrations are one of the principal assets of the book. The type and use of instruments in the various operations are clearly described and illustrated the same as

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