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May 7, 1960

Experimental Surgery Including Surgical Physiology

JAMA. 1960;173(1):124. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020190126044

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This is a thoroughly revised and improved edition of a book long established as the primary reference for persons working in experimental surgery. It contains a wealth of material which can save the novice from repeating many common errors, and it indicates methods of proved value which can set an experimental project ahead by several months. Beginning with sections on the philosophy of the use of animals in medical research and their care and feeding, it progresses systematically through anesthesia and surgical technique, the problems of the alimentary tract, peritonitis, the pancreas, the biliary tract, the skeleton, the respiratory and circulatory systems, the urogenital system, and the central nervous system. Chapters are devoted to hypothermia, transplantation, and the visceral organism.

If there is any area which lacks adequate coverage, it is perhaps that of the germ-free animal. The entire work is enriched by numerous literary references, many of them best

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