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November 24, 1934

Selected Surgical Papers (1876-1914)

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By Frederic S. Dennis, M.D., F.R.C.S. In two volumes. Boards. Pp. 940, with illustrations. New York: Privately Printed, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(21):1648-1649. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750470070028

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These selected papers were edited and printed by the author with few changes, and those only mistakes in the original articles. He has two reasons for publishing these as a collection of papers: first, to cover his personal experience during the periods of septic surgery, of the open treatment of wounds, of the antiseptic method of Lord Lister and finally following the advent of asepsis; second, to present in tangible form the history, during the life of a single individual, of the greatest science and art that have been employed in aid of humanity. One reads of the marked improvements in surgery during the period of septic surgery by following sound surgical principles even before antisepsis was known. The treatment of a large series of cases with compound fractures reported in 1884 would be a credit to a modern hospital surgical service. Covering the range of surgery as it was

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