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June 6, 1931

Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery, and Other Matters Connected with the Work of House Surgeons and Surgical Dressers.

JAMA. 1931;96(23):1981. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720490061037

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This presents the details of surgical work usually met by hospital resident surgeons in the light of a highly skilled handicraft. The arrest of hemorrhage is considered in detail, including internal hemorrhage. The description of blood transfusion is followed by the treatment of shock and collapse. The discussion on the use of splints and bandaging and a variety of minor injuries is followed by the treatment of ordinary fractures and dislocations. The dressing and the aseptic precautions necessary in the treatment of wounds, burns and infections is taken up in considerable detail. A new section is added on venereal diseases. The emergency and operative treatment of injuries to the urethra is excellent. Certain chronic diseases, including tuberculous joints, with the use of ambulatory splints, are outlined. The technic of passing the stomach tube, bougies and the details of various examinations necessary in diagnosis are described. The methods of examination and

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