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August 23, 1941

Common Mistakes of Surgery in India and How to Avoid These: A Practical Handbook for the Young Surgeon, the General Practitioner, the Hospital Medical Officer and the Surgically Minded Student

JAMA. 1941;117(8):658. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820340080032

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The common mistakes of surgery in India and modern surgical practice are discussed in this book, written by a civil surgeon who has had long experience in Bihar and Orissa. It contains chapters on anesthesia in Indian practice, antiseptics, fractures and joint injuries, head injuries and cranial surgery, eye, ear, nose and throat, abdominal injuries and operations, rectal and genitourinary surgery, gynecology and modern treatment with sulfonamides and its abuses. The field of surgery appears to be covered extensively, giving the various methods of treatment and the author's views and knowledge gained through eminent surgeons who were his teachers. The book has been written for the general practitioner, the physician in charge of a small hospital, the young surgeon and the student interested in surgery. The style of the book, however, is poor and many words are misspelled.

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