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February 8, 1919

Surgical Treatment: A Practical Treatise on the Therapy of Surgical Diseases for the Use of Practitioners and Students of Surgery.

JAMA. 1919;72(6):444. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610060058031

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A three volume work such as this by a single author is a large undertaking; but Dr. Warbasse seems to have succeeded in giving us a rational and comprehensive presentation of surgical treatment. If there is any criticism to be made of his work, it is that there is so much included that the author's individuality and opinion on the various subjects considered is in many cases not easily ascertained. The work has avoided a large amount of duplication which usually occurs in works of composite authorship. Volume I presents the theory and principles of surgery, the treatment of lesions of the blood and lymphatic vessels, fractures and dislocations, tumors, and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, and of the skin and its appendages. Volume II includes the surgery of the head, spine, neck, thorax, breast and abdomen. As stated in the preface, the work contains few references

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