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This book is the first to be published of a series of six volumes comprising twelve military surgical manuals. The series is being developed under the auspices of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council to furnish the medical departments of the United States Army and Navy with compact presentations of necessary information in the field of military surgery. The individual manuals are prepared under the auspices of the various subcommittees of the Committee on Surgery of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council, and the manuscript editing is done by the Committee on Information.
The series of books of which this volume is the first apparently are not pocket manuals to be taken to the front line or wherever the equivalent of the front line is in modern warfare. Most of them deal with highly specialized surgical subjects. They seem designed to help
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