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This first edition by Crile and Shively is a concise, clearly written handbook especially designed for the young physician who is about to begin his training in the field of surgery. The authors have emphasized the application of our knowledge of physiology and biochemistry to the routine preparation of the patient, the operative procedure, the postoperative care and the recognition and treatment of complications. A word regarding prophylaxis against pulmonary complications and embolism would have been of value. The reviewer sought the reaction of several surgical residents to this book and they all agreed that the book was interesting and instructive. The one objection to a book of this kind might be brought against any textbook, and that is that our knowledge of physiology, biochemistry and chemotherapy is increasing and ever changing, and portions of this book may require revision soon. The surgical residents at other hospitals and clinics will
The Hospital Care of the Surgical Patient: A Surgeon's Handbook. JAMA. 1943;122(1):68. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840180070034
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