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April 13, 1935

Modern Operative Surgery

JAMA. 1935;104(15):1362. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760150074032

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This is a symposium by twenty-seven British surgeons. The first edition was issued in 1925 by H. W. Carson and is now revised by G. G. Turner. It is the result of an attempt to present to the profession an authoritative survey of the whole range of modern surgical operations, including those on the eye, ear, nose, throat and nervous system. The closely written text furnishes details of preoperative preparations and points out difficulties and dangers arising during or after surgical procedures. Overlapping, nearly unavoidable in a cooperative work, has been reduced to a minimum, but one is surprised to note an unevenness and lack of balance in the consideration allotted to various subjects. The surgery of the spinal cord and the sympathetic system, for example, is described in great detail. On the other hand, such an important subject as thyroidectomy has been treated in a stepmotherly fashion; the discussion

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