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September 17, 1927

Practice of Surgery: Clinical, Diagnostic, Operative, and Postoperative.

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Edited by Dean Lewis, M.D., Sc.D., and others. Volume II. Leather. Pp. 726, with illustrations. Hagerstown, Maryland: W. F. Prior Company, Inc., 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(12):990-991. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690120066045

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This, the second, volume is the first to appear of a system of surgery collating the efforts of representative American surgeons under the editorial leadership of one of our great surgical scholars. The need for a work as accurate and as complete as this is urgent, for the older systems are obsolete. If the remaining volumes are up to the standard of the present one, it is easy to prophesy that this system will become the foremost work of the American school of surgery. In the past decade, advancement, particularly along the lines of physiologic research, has been carried so far as to create quite distinct and separate divisions or specialties, formerly all covered by the term general surgery. This is apparent not only in the writings of surgeons but in their work as well. Hence men limit their activities to neurologic surgery, plastic surgery or bone surgery, abdominal surgery

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