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July 14, 1923

The Practice of Surgery.

JAMA. 1923;81(2):158. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650020076030

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The difficulty of obtaining a surgical textbook ideally suited to the use of students is familiar to all men who teach surgery. This is due largely to the extensive scope of the subject, which makes it almost impossible intelligently to condense it between the covers of a single volume, and to the wide divergence of opinion on fundamental principles which one finds in the literature as well as in textbooks. It differs somewhat from other works in the order in which topics of special surgery are presented. The subject of general surgery, probably the most difficult phase of the subject for the student to master, is allotted ample space. Such introductory subjects as inflammation, wounds, ulceration and gangrene are very clearly and completely presented. In going over the book carefully, one finds that the author has written excellent chapters on such subjects as the skull and the brain, fractures, the

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