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The objective of this book is the presentation of the principles of minor surgery and medical technic to advanced students, interns and young assistants. The author set out to embrace not only such subjects as preoperative and postoperative care, emergency treatment of fractures, blood transfusions, minor surgical procedures and the customary methods of clinical investigation, e. g. determinations of the blood pressure, gastric lavage and parenteral administration of drugs, but also heliotherapy, hydrotherapy and minor otorhinolaryngologic, ophthalmologic, urologic and gynecologic interventions. The material is divided into short sections and paragraphs, each with subheadings that indicate its contents. A fastidious, lengthy description of such vast material was purposely omitted in an attempt to present a concise but comprehensive guide to bedside diagnosis and treatment. Many methods, instruments and apparatus described in the book and named after French authors are known to the American student under different names, and in view of
Petite chirurgie et technique médicale courante. JAMA. 1939;113(15):1439. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800400067044
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