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This is a record and amplification of lectures in surgery given by the members of the surgical department of Harvard Medical School. These lectures, together with other material supplied by the various instructors, have been augmented and edited by the author in a book intended to teach the fundamentals of the practice of surgery. In this edition the original material has been condensed by the deletion of redundant passages, and new material has been added. The most important additions deal with basophil adenomas of the pituitary, coccidioidal granuloma, generalized osteitis fibrosa cystica associated with parathyroid adenomas and hyperparathyroidism, and tumors of the islands of Langerhans with hyperinsulinism. Other subjects newly introduced include acrocyanosis, aspiration of the pericardium, congenital strictures of the duodenum, diathermy, embolectomy, fascial spaces of the foot and their relation to septic processes, fat embolism, nonunion of fractures, Paget's disease of the nipple, changing conceptions of shock, and
A Textbook of Surgery. JAMA. 1933;100(18):1455. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740180077032
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