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April 18, 1936

Traité de chirurgie d'urgence

JAMA. 1936;106(16):1416. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770160074036

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It will be a great gratification to all surgeons and students to learn that despite Lejars' lamentable death in 1932 his splendid Chirurgie d'urgence did not perish with him. Since the eighth edition, published in 1921, Lejars had contemplated the preparation of a new one. Fatigue and illness prevented this cherished desire and when he recognized its impossibility he entrusted the task to his colleague Pierre Brocq and to Robert Chabrut, who have produced a splendid revision. The realistic, stimulating and even dramatic descriptions of Lejars' have not been sacrificed. The first personal pronoun is no longer present, but the spirit of the old master is felt on every page. The illustrative cases are still present. Much new material has been added to bring the work down to date. Most of the illustrations have been entirely redrawn and many new ones have been added, including pertinent roentgenograms. Obsolete material has

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