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October 29, 1938

Diagnostisch-therapeutische Technik für den Chirurgen

JAMA. 1938;111(18):1689. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790440083034

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This is a new book and is written for the use of surgical residents and interns in the surgical services in hospitals. It is a practical work, intended for daily use, and presents an abundance of useful information in compact form, in a volume of such size that it can easily be carried in the pocket. The material covered includes information on diagnosis, indications for surgical treatment, and preoperative and postoperative management of the various surgical conditions. The diagnostic information includes and particularly presents the laboratory data on the urine and the blood, the x-ray appearances and the special diagnostic tests. The book is extremely practical and the material is strictly down to date, as is evidenced by the bibliography also, most of the references being to papers published since 1930. The author has succeeded in his goal, which was to present a work suitable as a textbook for the

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