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In the brief scope of 308 pages the author presents a concise view of the entire field of surgery in all its aspects: the specialties and their scope, hospitalization, pathology, preoperative and post-operative care, anatomy and operations of every organ of the body, complications, convalescence, and rehabilitation. Here are to be found the basic facts that any person related to the surgical team might need to know, whether nurse, physical therapist, medical librarian, secretary, patient, his family, or even the student who thinks he would like to be a surgeon some day and wants a reliable and easy-to-read outline of the field.
In addition to helping the technician, the nurse, and the student to orient themselves, this book should help those who come into direct contact with the layman to answer his questions regarding a stay in the hospital and the nature and purpose of tests, operations, and treatment. The
Marshall H. The Concise Encyclopedia of Modern Surgery. JAMA. 1961;175(1):69. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040010071030