July 12, 1902

Minor Surgery and Bandaging, Including the Treatment of Fractures and Dislocations, the Ligation of Arteries, Amputations, Excisions and Resections. Intestinal Anastomosis. Operations upon Nerves and Tendons, Tracheotomy, Intubation of the Larynx, etc.

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By Henry R. Wharton, M.D., Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Fifth Edition, Enlarged and Thoroughly Revised, with 509 Illustrations. Cloth. Pp. 621. Price, $3.00. Philadelphia and New York: Lea Brothers & Co. 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(2):94. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480280036021

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This is a much larger and more comprehensive work than that of Heath, covering as it does such operations as amputations even of the hip-joint and yet it is called minor surgery. That it has gone through five editions, however, shows it to be a work that has taken well and will probably continue to receive the favor it has in the past. A special chapter has been added on surgical bacteriology and short articles on tracheotomy, intubation of the larynx, ligation of the arteries and amputations. As the author states, these can hardly be classed among minor surgery, but will render the volume more serviceable to the student and they are a continuation of the policy adopted in the fourth edition. The book is well made and illustrated.

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