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March 30, 1918

A Treatise on Regional Surgery.

JAMA. 1918;70(13):952. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600130056024

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This is a three volume work on regional and special surgery. That part of general surgery which relates to the principles of pathology and therapy has been omitted. The aim of the work is to present short treatises on the injuries and diseases of the different regions of the body. It is a work of many authors, each dealing with a different subject or subjects. The editor admits that there is overlapping and repetition, but says that "when it occurs it is interesting and instructive to note the differences in the views expressed by the different authors." The editor thinks this is an advantage; we would regard it as a disadvantage. In a review of a work covering so many subjects and by so many authors it is impossible to take up in detail the various opinions expressed. One general feature that is quite noticeable and commendable is that the

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