August 23, 1958

Principles of General Surgical Management

JAMA. 1958;167(17):2152. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990340112028

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This monograph deals with patient care. The scope of this publication is beamed, primarily, to the surgical intern. Subjects covered include preparation for surgery, the recognition and management of shock, respiratory function and postoperative chest complications, antibiotics and chemotherapy in surgical practice, the care of wounds, the immediate postoperative period, the management of prolonged unconsciousness, postoperative thromboembolism, abdominal operations and their complications, the urinary tract, parenteral therapy, practical procedures, and investigative work in surgery. Line drawings, charts, tables, and diagrams are used to document and clarify statements and opinions. A short bibliography, which is primarily British, appears at the end of each chapter. The chapter dealing with simple laboratory tests is informative. Interns and residents should profit by reviewing this information at frequent intervals. The format is attractive, and the easy style makes reading this book a pleasure. This publication compares favorably with American publications dealing with the care of

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