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A glance at the table of contents of this book shows that an ambitious effort has been made to cover the entire field of surgery, the design being encyclopedic and the work in its entirety constituting a memorial to the ability, skill and industry of the lamented Fowler, whose individuality is clearly stamped on its pages. In a work of such broad scope, undertaken by a single author, it is to be expected that some shortcomings will be found and it is to be regretted that a second edition will not have the benefit of revision by its distinguished author. More than one-half (428 pages) of the first volume is devoted to the principles of surgery and minor surgery. The descriptions of disease processes are, on the whole, fairly accurate, but some noteworthy contradictions are met in this connection. The book opens with the subject of inflammation which, from the
A Treatise on Surgery.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(15):1289. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520410065019