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In presenting this edition, the authors state that the work is intended for students and those working for higher examinations; consequently, they have included only well authenticated facts. They have attempted to include not only the practical details of diagnosis and treatment but also the science of surgery with a full account of surgical pathology and, to a limited extent, the surgical anatomy, physiology and embryology, where important. Volume I includes the principles of surgery. The subjects in general are clearly presented and detailed. Inflammation, various acute and chronic infections, injuries, hemorrhage, shock, ulceration and gangrene are presented in a manner well suited for teaching. Tumors and cysts are described in a concise section. Injuries and diseases of various systems are then taken up. This includes the skin and subcutaneous tissues, the blood vessels, the lymphatic system, the central nervous system, muscles, tendons and fasciae. Operative surgery on the various
The Science and Practice of Surgery. JAMA. 1929;93(8):637–638. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710080063042
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