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August 29, 1908

The Operations of Surgery.

JAMA. 1908;LI(9):775-776. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540090057019

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This work, now in its fifth edition, has undergone a steady enlargement and improvement from the first. The first edition appeared as a single modest volume; the second as a large volume; the third as two small volumes; the fourth as one small and one large volume, and now the fifth edition. as two large volumes, of nearly 1,000 pages each. The special feature of this work which makes it so valuable, in addition to the operative technic, is the vast amount of instructive information concerning the indications for and the results of the various operative measures described. In this respect, the work has stood at the head of its class, and it is with profound regret that one reads in the preface that: "Hereafter, if further editions be called for the pen that is responsible will be in other hands." As we have reviewed the work in detail previously,

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