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May 31, 1941

Treatment in General Practice: Surgery (Continued). Volume IV

JAMA. 1941;116(22):2553-2554. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820220095030

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This volume is a satisfactory presentation of the treatment of many common surgical conditions encountered in peacetime practice, handled by the general practitioner. It is satisfactory because facts of practical importance are stressed in an authoritative way by adhering to well tested principles and, for the most part, to sound, accepted methods of treatment. None of the articles are long, controversial or concerned with obscure conditions. It is a tribute to the editing that there should be such uniformity in concise presentation of significant material on so many subjects by so many authors. Each chapter is introduced by sufficient description to make identification of the lesions possible, usually assisted by plain but adequate illustrations (although some of the photographic cuts are poor). This is important because not a few of the relatively common but disabling injuries with the treatment of which a general practitioner is frequently confronted (such, for example,

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