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The essays in this volume were compiled as a tribute to Dr. William Edward Gallie. These contributions are the result, in part at least, of his precepts, examples and teachings. Forty-three essays dealing with numerous surgical subjects are presented. The diversification of the subject matter stresses the fact that, although Dr. Gallie's chief interest was in the field of bone and joint surgery, he emphatically avoided overspecialization.
The first essay pertaining to heparin sodium in blood clotting and thrombosis is well written despite its brevity. A particular note of interest in this essay is that it illustrates the productivity that can result from interdepartmental research, in this case the departments of physiology and surgery. The essay entitled "The Gallie Operation for Recurrent Dislocation of the Shoulder" has been nicely presented by H. M. Coleman. An interesting and enlightening contribution was written by W. G. Carscadden, dealing with the preservation of
Essays in Surgery Presented to Dr. W. E. Gallie on the Occasion of His Retirement from the Chair of Surgery in the University of Toronto. JAMA. 1951;146(1):72-73. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670010076033