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August 9, 1995

Current Opinion in General Surgery

Author Affiliations

Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Tex
Houston Academy of Medicine Texas Medical Center Library Houston

JAMA. 1995;274(6):510. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530060086047

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This new series features reviews by noted invited authors who address a wide variety of subjects. These reviews deal with all major aspects of general surgery. The editor, from Cornell University Medical College in New York, works with an editorial board consisting of internationally recognized senior surgeons from the United States, Europe, and Asia. This annual publication was initiated in 1993.

Editor John Daly explains the purpose, scope, and audience of Current Opinion in General Surgery in the preface to the first issue: the journal intends to offer a review of the world's scientific literature by experts in the field and to summarize the state-of-the-art practice of the subdisciplines in general surgery. The material is presented as an up-to-date combination of detailed overviews of clinical and laboratory research, along with focused editorial comments that incorporate controversial issues within each topic.

Every issue includes sections entitled "Critical Care and Trauma," "Metabolism

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