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December 9, 1950

Exercices chirurgicaux (de l'amphithéâtre à la sal[ill]e d'opérations)

JAMA. 1950;144(15):1320. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920150094042

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This work on surgical technic is well organized. Throughout the book, for all subjects discussed, a brief introductory statement is followed by definitions, indications, anatomic background and surgical technic.

The book begins with a description of ligature of the arteries, after which, in the second chapter, exposure of the peripheral nerves is discussed. This is followed by a section written in collaboration with M. E. Sarlin on surgery of the lumbar sympathetic nerves. The third division of the book concerns surgery of the bones and articulations (amputations, disarticulations, resections and arthrodeses). This portion is a thorough, succinct evaluation of the principal operative procedures in this domain. In the fourth chapter, operations on the head, neck and spinal cord are described. Here also the original orderly scheme is followed. Regrettably, the material on surgical treatment of the spinal column is abbreviated. A discussion of ophthalmic surgery is added here. In the

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