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This consists of a rather detailed description of the operative technic employed by Delagenière in what may be considered the fifty most common operations in general surgery operations on the stomach, intestine, genito-urinary system, head, neck and extremities. For almost every operation, one or more original procedures are described. The book can hardly be recommended as a textbook for students or as a source of information for surgeons, because the general field of surgery is not covered and because the subject matter is limited to a description of operations with little or no discussion of indications for operation or details of postoperative management. This is a worthy memorial volume to one of the leading exponents of modern surgical technic in France. Delagenière, educated in Paris, began his professional career in Mons, where he developed one of the leading surgical clinics in France. His major contribution to surgery was made during
Cinquante techniques chirurgicales de Henry-Delagenière. JAMA. 1933;101(4):307. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740290055040
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