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June 24, 1933

Operative Surgery Covering the Operative Technic Involved In the Operations of General and Special Surgery.

JAMA. 1933;100(25):2042. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250064034

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Eight years ago the first six volumes of this work were published. The present volume is an effort to bring the work up to date by adding those operative procedures which have in the last few years become established. The book does not describe every operation that has recently been disclosed but includes only the more important ones. Since anesthesia has developed rapidly within the last few years, the opening chapters are on that subject, giving special attention to paravertebral, splanchnic and spinal anesthesia, to the rectal administration of ether and oil and to ethylene gas and its administration. Among others is a discussion on excision of the lobe of the lung, on apicolysis for collapsing a tuberculous cavity, and a description of operations for removal of intrathoracic tumors and for repairing a hernia of the lung. There are chapters on operations on the heart, on the intestine and on

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