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The author has succeeded in presenting in simple and entertaining fashion a brief biography of Sir Astley Cooper, the famous early 19th century British surgeon and pupil of Hunter and Cline. The book touches on Cooper's professional and home life and describes many of the daring operations that he undertook without the benefit of aseptic techniques or anesthesia. A number of illustrations, many of which are taken from Cooper's own publications, are listed at the conclusion. A short list of references and an index are included.
The Life and Work of Astley Cooper. JAMA. 1952;150(7):735. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680070105047
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