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April 1974

Complications in Vascular Surgery

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Boston

 

By Hugh G Beebe, MD. Price, $28. Pp 402, with 175 illustrations. JB Lippincott Co, East Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105, 1973.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(4):620. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350280220042

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Abstract

Since the surgeon's complications are what give him insomnia, the idea of a book on the subject has instant appeal. This volume is another in a series of what seems to be a developing genre. But is it really a genre?

If you are to write on surgical complications, you must, of course, tell how to get out of trouble once you are in it. But should you also tell how to keep out of trouble? It seems a logical sequel, or, rather, antecedent. But think: if you do this, you are then writing on how to do an operation right, and you suddenly find yourself using the format of a routine handbook. And a handbook, if it's worth its salt, must talk about complications anyhow. And so we fall into a sloppy concept of the borderline between the two genres. Many chapters of the present book have crossed into

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