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This is a handy manual concerning preoperative and postoperative care. After discussing a few general principles in regard to diet and the preparation of surgical patients, the author considers the various parts of the body and presents the salient features required in the treatment of a number of conditions affecting these. A portion of the book is devoted to the surgical care of children in general as well as conditions peculiar to childhood, such as cleft palate, harelip, intussusception, congenital pyloric stenosis and idiopathic dilatation of the colon. The manual is far from complete. It is essentially an outline of generally accepted standardized principles and procedures concisely presented.
Diet and Care of the Surgical Case. JAMA. 1931;96(11):890. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720370068044
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