July 16, 1932

Chirurgie de la tête et du cou.

JAMA. 1932;99(3):249. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550063047

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This is a small book containing the technic of operations on the head and neck. There are many illustrations, which are not as successful as they might be in suggesting the actual steps of the operation. One reads that the operations described are those which the authors' experience as prosectors and surgical practice have agreed on as the procedure of choice. This disregard for operative procedures in the surgery of the brain originated and transmitted to continental Europe by Americans is astonishing. The technic of any given operation cannot be taught by reading a textbook description, and to present a monograph with such an idea as a basis is fundamentally wrong.

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