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August 31, 1929

Principles and Practice of Minor Surgery: A Textbook for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1929;93(9):717. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710090057046

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Abstract

This may be used as a textbook for medical students or as a reference book for general practitioners and young surgeons. In its present form it consists of three parts, devoted to surgical technic, surgical processes and localized surgical treatment. The section on technic contains a wealth of practical information which every physician should know. Such topics as equipment, use of instruments, sutures, knots, principles and practice of asepsis, dressings, bandaging and the use of local and regional anesthesia are presented. In the second section, surgical processes are discussed in a general way, while in the third section, the regional presentation of surgical conditions helps one to visualize the problems of the part involved. An error was noted on page 201, figure 135, which is described as syphilis: condyloma acuminatum. The subject is presented in an interesting way. This edition has been completely revised, many sections having been rewritten, bringing

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