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This volume describes the management of all of the common and some of the uncommon problems of a minor surgical nature that are seen in the casualty department of the Sunderland Royal Infirmary in England, a medium-sized nonteaching provincial hospital. It combines many of the better features of a textbook and a manual on minor surgery. The first five chapters are devoted to a description of the management of minor infections and the role played by antibiotics in their treatment. There is a chapter on the septic hand and a description of certain skin conditions and uncommon forms of sepsis. The next chapters describe the management of open and closed soft tissue injuries as well as the management of wounds with skin loss. The rest of the book includes discussions on burns and scalds, elective cases, anesthesia, and material relative to organization, the disposal of patients, and legal aspects of
The Casualty Department. JAMA. 1955;159(10):1074. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270094035