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August 16, 1941

Surgery of Modern Warfare

JAMA. 1941;117(7):573. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820330077026

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The editor of this work is well known to surgeons of the Western Hemisphere through his writings and his textbook on Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery. In this volume are demonstrated anew the qualities that made his textbook so popular, the free, almost extravagant use of illustrations to amplify and adorn the clear and concisely written matter of the book. After reading the names of the contributors one must agree with the editor's statement that "This is a work written by a team which can claim to represent British surgery." The contributions come from surgeons in all arms of the services and from all parts of Great Britain.

This volume is divided into eight sections, each one comprising a varying number of chapters. Sections 1 and 2 cover wounds in their general and special considerations. The next three sections deal with wounds of the trunk, blood vessels, peripheral nerves and

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