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November 1952

Surgical Forum: Proceedings of the Forum Sessions, Thirty-Seventh Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, California, November 1951.

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Edited by the Surgical Forum Committee, with various contributors. Price, $10. Pp. 667, with 290 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5, 1952.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(5):728. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240110154020

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In the fall of 1951, the American College of Surgeons held its annual Surgical Forum. This appears to have consisted of a series of short presentations, usually by young men, on a wide range of subject matter pertaining to surgery and to surgical research. This volume presents the proceedings.

The book is interesting in several ways: It is well printed, well edited, and well illustrated, so that it is read easily; it includes 116 short papers, as well as abstracts of others that presumably were not read because of time; the list of authors is made up of 341 names, mostly those of surgeons on lower rungs of the academic ladder, but a few are those of physicists, chemists, physiologists, or pharmacologists, and a very rare one is that of an internist.

The subject matter is well classified so that one can easily get an idea of how surgeons are

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