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October 17, 1891

Minor Surgery and Bandaging

JAMA. 1891;XVII(16):602. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410940030002

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The introduction of a new plan of bandaging in accord ance with the teachings of antiseptic surgery has rendered many of the books on bandaging obsolete, and the present book fairly supplies the defect. It is a pleasure also to note that the writer is an American, familiar with American surgical appliances, which have too frequently been ignored in the foreign reprints with which the market has hitherto been flooded. Notwithstanding this we notice many familiar illustrations from the text books that flourished many decades ago.

In the main, the work is fairly illustrative of current minor surgery, but we suggest that in the next edition a more recent method of skin grafting be described than the old one on page 185. There are many cases in which the old Hamilton-Reverdin plan may be supplanted by the Thiersch method with advantage to the patient.

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