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The caliber of the contributors to this textbook of surgery is without peer in the world today. In this revision the list of contributors has been increased, the text reset to a two column formation on each page and the content expanded. The selection of men actively engaged in teaching has suppressed to a considerable extent a tendency to enlarge the subject matter to a degree of technicality beyond the capacity of the student. There is little room to disagree with the opinions rendered in the book, because of the authority behind each contributor. The inclusion of a separate section on modern chemotherapy is valuable from several points of view. It reflects the proper importance of these recent advances in surgery, it will enhance the possibilities of prompt inclusion of future progress and it should eliminate more rapidly discarded technics. The section on military surgery is still of value in
A Textbook of Surgery. JAMA. 1946;130(12):824. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870120070030