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October 28, 1939

Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery, and Other Matters Connected with the Work of House Surgeons and of Surgical Dressers

JAMA. 1939;113(18):1667. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800430059047

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The author has brought down to date one of the most complete single volumes on general surgery and has presented it as a guide to house surgeons. Each subject is dealt with in a concise but thorough manner which makes it enjoyable. The chapter on pulmonary complications is especially well presented. Each procedure discussed in a given technic is presented in detail, so that one unfamiliar with the technic can easily follow the steps.

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