December 1928

Operative Surgery.

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By J. Shelton Horsley. Third edition. Price, $15. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1928.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(6):955. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130230157016

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Since the last edition in 1924, much material has been added to this book, one of the standard works on operative surgery, so that it now embraces nearly 900 pages. It is well illustrated with drawings, mostly original, and is beautifully printed and bound.

The new material deals especially with the heart and lungs, as well as with several new intracranial operations, and makes up an admirable summary of the advances in surgery during the past few years.

While matters of diagnosis and nonsurgical aspects of disease are of course excluded, the work contains summaries of many of the newer contributions to the basic sciences underlying our surgery, such as the work of Gye, Barnard, and Bell on carcinoma, and a great deal of modern experimental surgery is summarized in the proper places when it has bearing on clinical problems.

The text is clear, and by frequent reference to the

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