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The appearance of the second edition of this work less than eighteen months after the first, particularly during a war period, must be indicative of the demand for and the popularity of the book. As its title indicates, it is truly a textbook of surgical treatment and not only of operative surgery. In addition to descriptions of operative technic, it covers all other forms of surgical care, including radiotherapy. Special attention is devoted to the choice of treatment, to the indications for and against operation and to the dangers and complications which may arise. An enormous amount of material and information is included in the book, which is divided into thirty-seven chapters. The entire field of surgery, including neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology, is covered quite well, though rather briefly at times. It is the work of nineteen contributors, who represent the schools of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Their views are
Textbook of Surgical Treatment Including Operative Surgery. JAMA. 1945;128(6):472. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860230076034
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