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October 4, 1947

Chirurgie der Infektionen mit weitgehender Berücksichtigung der Behandlung

JAMA. 1947;135(5):317. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890050057028

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The author points out in the preface that the surgeon must rely on his experience more when treating infectious processes than other conditions because the correct appraisal of the virulence of bacteria and the resistance of the invaded organism can be learned only from numerous observations. It is this experience that he tries to share with his readers.

The first part of the book deals with classification of infections, choice of anesthesia, preoperative treatment and postoperative care, while the second part is formed by description of surgical procedures in topographical order.

Perusal of the book detects numerous deviations from popular concepts and from the use of therapeutic measures in vogue in the United States. Regional ileitis is not mentioned. Newer sulfonamide compounds such as sulfathalidine and sulfasuxidine, also amino acids, dicumarol, heparin, menadione and absorbable sponges apparently are not being used by the author. Some methods are at distinct variance

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