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September 5, 1942

A Textbook of Surgery

JAMA. 1942;120(1):85. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830360087040

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This popular textbook of surgery has been completely revised and reset. It contains forty chapters written by one hundred and ninety-five American authors, the material having been assembled under the editorial direction of Frederick Christopher. The book is attractively bound and is exceptionally well illustrated and indexed. Following the customary form, the introductory chapters are concerned with wounds, inflammation, tissue repair and injuries due to physical and chemical agents. These are followed by sections devoted to regional surgery. The specialties of neurosurgery, orthopedics, genitourinary surgery, otolaryngology and gynecology are allotted space commensurate with their importance to the general surgeon. This arrangement adds completeness to the work, which is intended to embrace the field of surgery as a whole. Because of the greatly increased interest in the subject of trauma at the present time and since graduating students are expected to be reasonably familiar with the problems of military surgery, the

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