This short handbook was written primarily for general surgeons and surgical residents who wish to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of accepted thoracic operations and with tested methods of preoperative and postoperative care. The seasoned thoracic surgeon will find little that is new in this book, but he will enjoy reading it. Many illustrations of operations are well done in line drawings. Each step of the operation is carefully explained in the adjoining text. The author has wisely included only those procedures that have been tried and proved successful over a period of years by many surgeons. This book is a compendium of thoracic surgery well illustrated and concisely written for quick reference. It is recommended for those who wish to begin and those who wish to add to their knowledge of thoracic surgery.
A Handbook of Operative Surgery: Surgery of the Chest. JAMA. 1952;150(12):1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680120098028
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