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January 13, 1945

Principles and Practice of Surgery

JAMA. 1945;127(2):126. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860020070029

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As the author states in the preface, he made the attempt to cover in one volume not only common but also rare surgical conditions occurring throughout the world. This ambitious undertaking has been accomplished in an admirable manner by the author and his thirty-seven collaborators of the Faculty of Temple University. The second edition of the author's "Text-book of Surgery" has been remodeled by these thirty-seven architects in such a manner that the new, imposing, streamlined structure incorporates latest advances in surgery, including experiences gained in the present war. Shortcomings of this type of textbook, such as overlapping of subjects or contradictory opinions, have been avoided by the fact that the majority of co-authors work together at Temple University. It is amazing how much valuable information has been squeezed into one volume. The style of the book is simple, it is easily readable, the text is compact and to the

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