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In this little volume Berger has made a commendable effort, by word and illustration, to convey the manual movements and general procedures of surgery to the mind of the beginner. It is difficult to feel much enthusiasm for a work of this type. The surgical intern will learn these procedures in the operating room at the elbow of an accomplished surgeon far more accurately and far more quickly than he can hope to by perusal of a book. The illustrations, while instructive, are of second grade. Perhaps the best chapter is the third, in which the author lists the qualifications of an expert surgeon.
Gestes et procédés techniques de chirurgie générale. JAMA. 1937;108(19):1673. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780190089034