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The authors aim to reduce treatment to its simplest terms, recommending one time-tried measure for each lesion. They have paid special attention to the early recognition of lesions that may later become malignant. The contents include discussions on wounds and hemorrhage, general infection, nonsuppurative lesions, traumatic local infections, lesions of the scalp and cranium, diseases and injuries of the face, nose, nasal pharynx, trachea, ears, mouth, jaws, tongue, regions of the neck, chest, mammary glands, anal region, male and female genitalia, superficial injuries of the extremities, tumors of the extremities, infection, deformity, vascular lesions, gangrene and ulcers. Part III includes general surgical therapy; namely, surgical technic, closure of wounds, bandaging and general therapeutic measures. The illustrations are well chosen and well reproduced. The authors' statement that sciatica is a painful disorder of the sciatic nerve which has nothing to do with the sacro-iliac joint is definitely open to question. No
Surgery of a General Practice. JAMA. 1934;103(17):1331. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750430063035