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August 1, 1931

Surgery: Its Principles and Practice for Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1931;97(5):344. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730050052031

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This edition was written by the author because of the many changes in the surgical concepts arrived at during the last several years. The text is divided into three sections: general surgery, systemic surgery and regional surgery. The subject matter is covered in a clear, logical and concise manner and may be used by the student and practitioner as an accurate teaching and reference book on general surgery. In the section on general surgery the first chapter considers inflammation as the basic reaction underlying all pathologic conditions in the body with the exception of neoplasms. Hence the reader starts on this sound foundation and is better able to understand the remainder of the text. The pathologic conditions resulting from inflammation are next considered, with especial reference to the generalized diseases. The infectious granulomas are considered separately with many illustrations. The remaining chapters of this section consider the usual general surgical

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