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October 1, 1938

Industrial Surgery: Principles, Problems and Practice

JAMA. 1938;111(14):1320. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790400066025

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The wide scope in industrial surgery, which is only one department of industrial medical practice, is illustrated by the table of contents in this new work. The author states that there is scarcely a part of the human body which is not subject to the effects of trauma nor are there any tissues which have not become secondarily invaded by the complications associated with injury. Lasher's wide experience in industrial accidents serves as a basis for a comprehensive review of this field of surgery, with excellent chapters on general surgical considerations including a discussion of embryology, histology, physiology, biochemistry and surgical pathology. In developing his book the author has confined himself to his actual experiences and has not attempted to bridge over omissions by referring to other sources. In the preface the philosophy of industrial surgery is discussed and a sound approach to the various problems encountered is indicated which

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