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The second edition of this book has been changed in certain chapters to meet criticisms offered, additions to others have been made, and it also contains an entirely new chapter on Cesarean section. A number of new illustrations have been added to the large number of the former edition, some of which do not add to its value. Some subjects are still included in the book which could not strictly be regarded as coming under the head of emergency surgery, but perhaps that is not a serious criticism. A serious one is that the author has not advised sufficient caution in the use of spinal anesthesia, which is one of the new topics included in this edition. Spinal anesthesia should not be attempted by the general practitioner, perhaps, nor by any one else outside of a hospital. The inclusion of the new topics has somewhat enlarged the book, which remains
Emergency Surgery. For the General Practitioner.. JAMA. 1910;LIV(17):1393. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550430045022