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January 24, 1914

A Manual of Surgery for Students and Physicians.

JAMA. 1914;LXII(4):319. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02560290069042

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The appearance of a third edition so soon after the publication of the second is evidence of the popularity of this book. It is essentially a manual, stripped of unnecessary words and matter, and is therefore a good book for everyday use. Much information is crowded into it, although for fuller discussions, larger and more complete works on surgery must be consulted. The first chapter of this edition is devoted to diagnosis and the Roentgen ray, a decided innovation in text-books on surgery. The text is by no means exhaustive, but nevertheless is of value. Only fourteen pages are devoted to anesthesia, but every known method is discussed, the open ether method being given the preference. Surgical bacteriology, surgical technic, bandaging and surgical pathology are dealt with in an admirably concise but instructive manner. The surgical lesions of each system and viscus are discussed in the succeeding chapter and many

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