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July 19, 1941

Emergency Surgery

JAMA. 1941;117(3):233. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820290075030

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That Hamilton Bailey's book has passed through three editions and two reprints since its appearance in October 1930 bespeaks of the favor with which it has been accepted by the profession at large. The fourth edition has been extensively revised because "a number of remarkable changes in the management of urgent surgical conditions have taken place." In brief the book deals, as one would expect from the title, with that branch of surgery in which the stricken patient requires immediate or urgent surgical intervention. The author treats the subject, as he says in the introduction, from the attitude "of a comparatively isolated surgeon called upon to carry out appropriate treatment." As a matter of fact the text is extremely comprehensive and in a remarkably able manner covers the subject of emergency surgery from almost any standpoint. The text is clearly printed and the material arranged in such a way as

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