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March 25, 1939

Thoracic Surgery

JAMA. 1939;112(12):1191. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800120077034

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This moderate size volume is an entirely new work. It is a revised and abridged edition of Sauerbruch's three volume work "Die Chirurgie der Brustorgane" based on this author's knowledge and experience of surgery of the chest gathered during his work at the clinics of Zurich, Munich and Berlin. It first appeared in 1918 as a small single volume, in 1921 in two volumes, and in 1928 and 1930 in three volumes. Sauerbruch is unquestionably the foremost authority on chest surgery in Germany. Mr. O'Shaughnessy, a British surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, worked for a considerable time in Professor Sauerbruch's clinic and the new volume was written by the two surgeons in collaboration. It contains the best in German surgical practice and, in addition, the most recent advances and most valuable operative procedures developed in Great Britain and the United States. The volume is strictly down to date and presents

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