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August 25, 1945

Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery, and Other Matters Connected with the Work of Surgical Dressers, House Surgeons, and Practitioners

JAMA. 1945;128(17):1258. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860340064028

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This is the fourteenth edition of a book which has been popular and affectionately regarded in England since 1884. It appears now under the editorship of Hamilton Bailey, whose writings are highly thought of in present day surgical literature. The purpose of the work is and has been to serve as a practical guide to house officers and practitioners in the care of patients. It stresses, chiefly, minor surgical procedures, conditions encountered in the outpatient department and the preoperative and postoperative care of all types of surgical cases. The subject matter covered is extensive, authoritative and up to date. It is divided into eighty chapters written by forty-six contributors, all English, and naturally presents the accepted English point of view. The style and literary quality, in spite of the number of contributors, is uniform and terse and reads easily. A feature of this edition is the unusually large number of

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