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May 22, 1967

Surgical Bleeding: Handbook for Medicine, Surgery, and Specialties

JAMA. 1967;200(8):731. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120210117037

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As the editors note in their preface this is an eclectic book, whose value lies in the presentation of authoritative approaches to the many and varied problems of surgical bleeding.

The medical profession has, in recent years, been deluged with treatises, monographs, and handbooks dedicated to this or that highly specialized problem in medical practice. All too often these minitexts are overly concise, overly ambitious, and overly wide of the intended mark. In short, they are often superfluous. The present volume most assuredly should not be classified with these others. It is, rather, a textbook, in the true sense, on the subject of surgical bleeding. That this subject is worthy of presentation in textbook fashion soon becomes apparent to the reader.

The editors have corralled 113 outstanding contributors who have compiled 71 chapters in over 500 pages. Seemingly every medical discipline relevant to the subject of surgical bleeding has been