November 1972

Current Practice of Biliary Surgery

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn


By Gabriel A Kune, MB. Price, not given. Pp 379. Little, Brown & Co, 34 Beacon St, Boston, 1972.

Arch Surg. 1972;105(5):806-807. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180110123038

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This volume is obviously the result of carefully kept notes and records while the author was in his training period in England and also at the Lahey Clinic. There is a very pleasant foreword presented by none other than Frank Glenn. The author is most gracious in acknowledging his indebtedness to colleagues and mentors.

The book is a simple, direct, straightforward outline. It starts, logically, with surgical anatomy, including a profusion of illustrations. In fact, the illustrations throughout the book are outstanding, concerning themselves entirely with line drawings which are crystal clear. Later in the volume, x-ray reproductions assume a very large role.

There is a short chapter on applied physiology. This may seem too brief but is well outlined and carefully documented. As is typical of all chapters, a more than complete list of references is offered. The Lahey Clinic influence through the person of Kenneth Warren, becomes more

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