Von Prof. Dr. med. Otto Kingreen, Leiter der chirurgischen Abteilung des städt. Krankenhauses Lüdenscheid. Auf der Grundlage des in vier Auflagen von 1910-1926 erschienenen Werkes von Geheimrat Prof. Dr. F. Pels Leusden. Cloth. 88 marks. Pp. 692, with 854 illustrations. Urban & Schwarzenberg, Thierschstrasse 11, Munich 22; Meinekestr. 13, Berlin W. 15, 1952.
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This volume on surgical operations, based on the work of Prof. Pels Leusden, was published during the years 1910 to 1926 in four sections. It has been completely rewritten and reillustrated by Professor Kingreen and is one of the first volumes of its type to come out of Germany since World War II. Leusden requested Kingreen to rewrite his works as far back as 1939. The war and the period after the war made it difficult to fulfill Leusden's wish.
Many changes have taken place in the technical methods of operations since Leusden first published his works. Because of this and because of the better control of many of the factors associated with the conduct of an operation and with the recovery of a patient, this book was completely rewritten. It represents, therefore, the best in German surgery today.
This book is an all-encompassing volume, in that sterilization and anesthesia
Chirurgische Operationslehre. JAMA. 1952;150(11):1162. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680110102039
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