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The author, in writing this book on first aid, has used to good purpose the experience obtained as surgeon for a number of years in two Montevideo hospitals. It is not, however, a general handbook on the subject but an excellent and occasionally overlong review of some of the most difficult problems he has faced, with representative case reports, tables of results and some fine illustrations. The subjects discussed are gastroduodenal hemorrhages, abdominal wounds, water balance in serious cranial trauma, bronchopulmonary complications in emergency operations, diagnosis of acute appendicitis, peritonitis in typhoid and suppurative mesenteric adenitis. The pathologic picture is invariably emphasized but also related to the clinical and other data.
Temas de cirugía de urgencia. Tomo I. JAMA. 1945;129(4):312. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860380070028