This article, and three that will follow in subsequent issues of the Archives, are based on an Atlas1 that was prepared primarily for the surgical trainee—the surgical intern, the assistant resident, the resident, and the fellow in surgery—in the belief that a sufficiently detailed atlas will prove to be of great aid to the reader in either assisting at or performing a particular operation. Each operation is profusely illustrated in detail to give the step-by-step technique, thus making the operative procedure entirely clear.
The operative techniques that are illustrated are those that have proved most satisfactory to the author, and each operation is discussed by a surgeon with great experience in the performance of that particular operation. Each discussant was asked to stress any points of disagreement with the author and to illustrate whatever steps or variations in the operative technique that have proved most satisfactory to
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