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This most useful and successful text will delight surgeons in search of fundamental knowledge, especially physiologic, as it applies to the various areas of modern surgery. Students, teachers, the intellectually curious, and particularly surgeons responsible for medical education programs with residents and postgraduate physicians will find this a well-organized, pertinent, up-to-date fund of information in applied basic science. The text accurately reflects the major reliance of current surgical advances in the fields of physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and electronics, and as a reference work in this area it is a must for hospital libraries.
Because of the wide area covered and the conciseness of the text, it probably stands alone among English surgical books, more comprehensive and factual than either Moore's Metabolic Care of the Surgical Patient or various works on surgical physiology. The strength of this volume lies in its fine British editorship which has managed to weld the
Wulsin JH. Scientific Foundations of Surgery. JAMA. 1967;202(10):994. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130230120043