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September 11, 1926

An Introduction to Surgery.

JAMA. 1926;87(11):870. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680110070035

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This deals with the basic principles of surgery. It is essentially a student's textbook, and an excellent one. No man can meet present-day standards of surgery without a comprehensive knowledge of the perversions of physiology and of anatomy. Such problems of regional surgery presented, for instance, in appendicitis, peptic ulcer or cancer depend for their solution on detailed knowledge of such elemental subjects as inflammation, gangrene, ulcer, fistula, and the manner of origin, growth and spread of malignant tumors. The various chapters cover shock, wounds, hemorrhage, infection, gangrene, specific infections, malignancy and allied topics of general surgery. The book, though small, is surprisingly complete; it is systematic and well written. It deserves the attention of instructors in surgery.

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