September 28, 1895

A System of Surgery by Various Authors

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Edited by Frederick Treves, F.R.C.S. Vol. I, with 2 colored plates and 463 illustrations. 8vo., pp. 1,152. Philadelphia: Lea Bros. & Company. 1895.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(13):552-553. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430390038021

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This is an English surgery, so far as surgery may now be said to belong to any particular country, for the writers are all Englishmen, and it is evidently intended to be a correct exposition of the national views and methods of treatment of this important branch of medical knowledge. The names of the authors are a sufficient guarantee of the authoritative character of the work. The contents comprise an article on surgical bacteriology, by German Sims Woodhead; inflammation, suppuration, ulceration, gangrene, syncope, shock, wounds and contusions, by Dr. Watson-Cheyne; erysipelas, pyemia, tetanus and tetany, by C. B. Lockwood; burns and scalds, by Lockwood; military surgery, by Surgeon-Major Andrew Duncan; anesthetics, by Frederick W. Hewitt; surgical diseases due to microbic infection and parasites, by George Henry Makins; and rickets, by the same author; syphilis, gonorrhea, and diseases of the skin, by Jonathan Hutchinson Jr.; tumors, by J. Bland Sutton; injuries

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