You have heard this morning an excellent résumé of the "advances" made in various surgical fields in the treatment of injuries during World War II. The presentations of Drs. Woodhall, Imes, Blades and Cleveland and Professor Sedden have covered the best of the collected knowledge of our military forces and represent the methods of treatment which had been evolved and more or less standardized by the end of the war. For a great many of you the principles and methods brought up this morning were new principles and methods which had been arrived at after experience in this war. However, the only really new things that you have heard this morning were the description of modern methods of resuscitation using large quantities of blood and blood substitutes and the widespread employment of chemotherapy and antibiotics in emergency surgery. With these two exceptions everything that you have heard this morning may
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