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December 1, 1956

Surgery of the Hand

JAMA. 1956;162(14):1348. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970310076026

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The third edition of this excellent book has been greatly enlarged to include many recent advances in hand surgery. In the past, it has been through this book, as well as through the author's personal stimulus, that hand surgery has reached its present high plane. The parts dealing with the use of antibiotics for infections of the hand has been greatly expanded. Other new or improved chapters include those on postoperative treatment for the repair of tendons and on burns. The format of the book is similar to that of previous editions, but its increased size makes it a bit heavy to hold while reading. If future editions entail further expansion, the author should consider publishing it in two volumes. This book is highly recommended for all those doing hand surgery and should be in the libraries of all hospitals and medical schools. It is an excellent reference book for

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