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August 29, 1931

Die Chirurgie des praktischen Arztes.

JAMA. 1931;97(9):666. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730090080032

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This book is written in commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the surgical outpatient clinic of the University of Leipzig, of which the author is the present director, and is dedicated to his predecessors. It is intended to fill a gap in the surgical education of general practitioners, particularly those in the country who have not had an extensive training and yet prefer or are compelled to do their own surgery. It is devoted, therefore, essentially to complete discussion of all the surgical conditions considered more or less minor. The so-called major procedures are described only as they may have to be performed in emergency. For instance, a great deal of space is given to a detailed description of the treatment and after-care of empyema in its various stages, whereas the treatment of diaphragmatic hernia is described in twenty lines. Similarly, in the chapter on gastro-intestinal surgery only the

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