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July 23, 1938

Clínica y terapéutica quirúrgicas de urgencia

JAMA. 1938;111(4):348. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790300058034

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Into the relatively small compass of this excellent volume is compressed a wealth of material dealing with the many surgical conditions requiring prompt treatment. It is particularly refreshing to find a foreign book with such a wide and discriminating acquaintance with the surgical literature of many other countries. Especially have the authors informed themselves as to the teachings of the leaders in American surgery. The introductory remarks on the organization of an emergency service are valuable and well chosen. The practice of excision and closure of fresh wounds is emphasized; the omission of cleansing irrigations is to be regretted. The section on traumatic shock is excellent. Tannic acid is advised for burns. A commentary on the obligation of surgical teaching of today is the inclusion of a valuable section on the poison gases used in warfare. All the sections in the book seem to be uniformly good and it is

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