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April 6, 1957

Operative Surgery. Volume One: Introductory; Surgery of Trauma; Abdomen [Part]. Volume Two: Abdomen (Completion)

JAMA. 1957;163(14):1306. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970490104025

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These volumes are the first of an eight-volume publication. Consulting editors were chosen from the fields of general surgery, orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, obstetrics and gynecology, and neurosurgery. Forty-five authors contributed to these publications. Volume 1 consists of three parts. Part 1 deals with the general principles of surgery. Some of the subjects covered in this segment include local anesthesia, ligature materials, hemostasis, drainage, skin preparations, and the use of retractors; part 2 deals with all phases of traumatic surgery, including fractures; and part 3 deals with abdominal surgery and is continued in volume 2. Volume 2 has divisions on hernia; the appendix, mesentery, and peritoneum; the spleen and operations for portal hypertension; the pancreas; the biliary system and liver; the small intestine; and the colon. The authors approach a surgical problem by outlining the preoperative care, the operative procedure (with numerous informative line drawings), and the postoperative

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