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June 12, 1943

Biología y tratamiento de las heridas

JAMA. 1943;122(7):473-474. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840240063033

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The author of this book is a surgeon who has lived through the experiences of the Spanish Civil War. Although, no doubt, the multiple problems of a practical nature which came out of this war, problems which had to be solved often in the most precarious circumstances, were the direct motivation for his writing, the author has kept his book far above a simple manual in which clinical impressions are empirically recorded.

The first part, comprising fourteen chapters, is devoted entirely to the scientific principles governing the biology of injury and repair and of wound infection. The views of Carrel, Leriche, Harvey and others are amply considered, and the newer knowledge on the processes of infection and resistance are carefully discussed. Every field in physiology, pathology and bacteriology is explored to yield data for a better understanding of the main topic of wound healing and wound infection, but this is

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