July 26, 1958

An Introduction to Experimental Surgical Studies

JAMA. 1958;167(13):1689-1690. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990300115028

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This book is intended for the postgraduate surgical student who is interested in experimental surgery. The author has wisely used the clinical problem as his starting point. For such an approach however, it must be assumed that the researcher has had some surgical training, for this work does not recapitulate the essentials of surgery. No attempt has been made to describe experimental procedures in detail, but the principles of these procedures are indicated. The book is well documented, as it is also intended as a guide to experimental literature. It is emphasized throughout that the protocols pertaining to a given problem must be read first-hand in order to avoid a wrong interpretation of another author's work. This admonition is commendable. The author has attempted throughout the book to dovetail the work of the clinician and the animal experimentalist. Much of the book discusses healing, tissue regeneration, grafting, transplanting, and implanting.

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