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June 15, 1935

A Textbook on Surgery for Students and Physicians

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By W. Wayne Babcock, A.M., M.D., LL.D., Professor of Surgery and Clinical Surgery in the Temple University. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $10. Pp. 1312, with 1,040 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1935.

JAMA. 1935;104(24):2206. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760240066028

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This edition shows much revision as well as new material. It is a large volume with numerous illustrations. The subject of surgery has grown to proportions demanding treatment in many-volumed systems by numerous collaborators. There remains, however, a definite need for a one volume textbook. The advantages to the student in saving of time is obvious. Babcock's book meets the ideal of economy of time without the sacrifice of quality. It is divided into four parts. The first part, on general surgery, deals with the subjects of inflammation, repair of tissues, hemorrhage, thrombosis and embolism, shock, coma and so on. The second part treats of the surgery of systems. The third part describes surgical technic. The fourth part is devoted to regional surgery. The textbook in its first edition found a wide acceptance among teachers and students. In its revised form it is abreast of the time in every chapter.

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