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January 2, 1937

Techniques chirurgicales

JAMA. 1937;108(1):69-70. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780010079028

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Of late there has been a tendency to group the works of many under the editorship of one individual. Gosset assumes such a rôle in this work. The book is divided into fifteen chapters. While it is not a manual for the student, it affords excellent reading for the experienced surgeon. Gosset's collaborators work at the Salpêtrière, where he has been director for the last twenty years. Much space is devoted to organization and hospital methods, sterilization, equipment, architecture of the pathologic and anatomic laboratories, the library and the operating room. It concludes with a roster of the surgeons and their assistants. It also carries the announcement that Dr. Le Noir, member of the Academy of Medicine and honorary physician of the hospitals, conducts in Gosset's service consultations in gastro-enterology, "meticulously carried out." Custom and taste obviously differ among men of science in various habitats. A great deal of space

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