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The chief value of this work lies in what the author has to say on the technic and results in surgery as applied to the large blood vessels themselves, a field in which he has had considerable experience. His experimental work has contributed much to our knowledge of the subject, and he has helped to simplify the technic. As a result of his experiments and experience he is very careful to refute the extravagant statements which have been made regarding surgery of the blood vessels. He says: "The sensational articles that have appeared in the public press have been to a large extent unwarranted.... The idea that a new limb can be transplanted and will remain useful or that a kidney or goiter can be grafted from one individual to another is erroneous. These experiments, even in animals, have not been permanently successful." He then quotes Guthrie on the same
Surgery of the Blood Vessels.. JAMA. 1916;LXVI(8):594. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580340050034