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October 21, 1939

Regeneration: Ihre Anwendung in der Chirurgie. Mit Einem Anhang: Operationslehre

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Von Dr. Johann v. Ertl. Paper. Price, 24 marks. Pp. 246, with 388 illustrations. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1939.

JAMA. 1939;113(17):1593. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800420067040

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This book reports the principles used and the results obtained in the care of about 60,000 patients with war injuries. It is purposely written twenty years later in order to give the late results. It is a general treatise on the theory behind the work done rather than a statistical survey. The late results are shown by numerous reproductions of photographs and x-ray plates. There is a short incomplete historical sketch, followed by a general discussion of the regeneration and transplantation of the various tissues, but little of which is the author's original work. The principle of repair of tissue defects in layers is stressed repeatedly, as are the biologic conditions of successful transplantation of tissues in general. These are well accepted concepts. The author makes frequent use of thin flexible bone grafts, so-called osteogenic grafts, and reports excellent results. A small number of small bone chips are removed attached

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