Book Reviews
February 1942

Synopsis of the Preparation and Aftercare of Surgical Patients.

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By Hugh C. Ilgenfritz, M.D., and Rawley M. Penick Jr., M.D. Price, $5.00. Pp. 532, with 55 illustrations and 3 tables. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(2):424. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010020209020

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This 500 page book covers most of the problems having to do with the care of surgical patients, omitting the technic of the actual surgical operation. The technic of routine laboratory procedures is also omitted.

Members of busy clinics, interns in well organized surgical services and surgeons who regularly read three or four of the national surgical journals will not need this book, but it will fill a real need for an occasional surgeon. The book is well written and it gives a well balanced account of the general problems in this field.

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