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In the term "Bandaging" the writer seems to have hit upon a general title which he makes to cover all the minor surgical appliances and manipulations.
Many of the topics discussed are in no way connected with the use of bandages as in the chapter on drawing teeth, the use of catheters ophthalmology, etc.
The book is a moderately complete treatise on that large class of mechanical procedures embraced neither by the principles of surgery on the one hand nor in operative surgery on the other, and falling, therefore, into neglect at the hands of those students whose clinical advantages have heen curtailed. Hospital Interne's Guide would have been an accurate title for the work. It does in fact furnish in an admirably clear and simple form many chapters of practical information which will go far towards making up the deficiencies of those who have lacked hospital advantages.
The Essentials of Bandaging. JAMA. 1883;I(10):315. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390100027009