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March 12, 1955

Surgery of the Caecum and Colon

JAMA. 1955;157(11):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950280099041

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Abstract

The author has drawn from the experience of his colleagues and associates at the Gordon Hospital, London, in the preparation of this reference book. The book deals particularly with the manner in which lesions of the cecum and colon are treated by British surgeons. Although it is stated that the purpose of the book is to fill a hiatus, which previously had not been covered, this is a moot question. The point of view, as presented by the author, is somewhat provincial. The section dealing with anatomy is succinct, well stated, and clearly illustrated. The lesions encountered in these areas are ably discussed. The illustrations in color and black and white are well placed and have excellent descriptive legends. A brief bibliography follows each chapter. A statistical analysis of the results of operation has unfortunately not been included. The book is recommended as a reference work for the resident surgeon

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