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February 13, 1943

Surgery of Modern Warfare

JAMA. 1943;121(7):549. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840070077032

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This two volume work, a compilation from some sixty-five hand picked contributors, brings modern war surgery up to date. It represents British surgery at its best and provides information quite different from that ordinarily found in the conventional textbook. Though the work depicts actual wartime surgical practice, it somehow conveys the impression of current experience—timely, new, nascent, living and dynamic in nature, progessive and undergoing rapid development. Unquestionably time, future experience and analyses of results will furnish more final values relative to war surgery, but nothing in the future can rob this work of its present ability to satisfy the reader of today. The book is actually compelling in its interest, so that the reader finds himself thumbing the pages, consulting the index, looking up one subject after another, in order to obtain the latest word on methods, procedures, points of view and opinions.

The volumes are beautifully and lavishly

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