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August 1, 1953

The Management of Abdominal Operations.

JAMA. 1953;152(14):1388-1389. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690140096028

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This volume is directed to "postgraduates... senior resident medical and surgical officers.... Fellowship candidates... the general surgeon and those who are desirous of keeping abreast with developments in this field." The editor is one of Britain's outstanding surgeons, well-known in America for his previous books and writings, and his collaborators are 32 other British authorities. The manner of presentation is most successfully carried out in that this work of 33 different writers is coherent and uniform throughout in its point of view. The book is a summation of everything that concerns abdominal operations and reads like an informal, concise discussion by an authority. The authors assume that the reader is conversant with classical symptomatology and minutiae of operative technique; thus he does not have to reread standard material to obtain a new or important point. This forthright presentation permits a mature discussion, for which the authors and editor deserve great

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