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May 4, 1940

Die Chirurgie des praktischen Arztesunter besonderer Berücksichtigung der kleinen Chirurgie und der dringlichen Chirurgie

JAMA. 1940;114(18):1831. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810180107033

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This large textbook of general surgery contains much practical information. About half of the book is concerned with the principles of general surgery such as anesthesia, antisepsis, treatment of wounds and infections. Especially emphasized are minor surgical procedures. Wounds in particular are mentioned in connection with every organ. The material is not well organized. Fractures are discussed in one end of the book, diseases of the vertebrae in the middle and diseases of the extremities at the other end, thus effectively scattering orthopedics from one end to the other. The arrangement of the book is strictly on a topographic basis beginning with the skull and taking up each organ as it is encountered in descent. The minor surgery of the first part and the minor surgery throughout are excellently detailed. Major surgical disorders are handled dogmatically and with little regard to the newer advances in surgery. Nasal suction is not

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