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August 31, 1957

Principles of Surgical Physiology

JAMA. 1957;164(18):2098. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980180100025

This book is a well-written condensation of currently available information. It is primarily a surgical text-book with emphasis on physiological aspects, for the author maintains a clinical approach throughout. The usual presentation of the basic physiology of each system is included, but, in addition, most of the disease processes of interest to the surgeon are discussed specifically and symptoms and signs are correlated with physiological changes. The book is divided into two sections. The first consists of 13 chapters dealing with such general subjects as nutrition, cellular metabolism, surgical convalescence, and tissue transplantation. The second section, also 13 chapters, is devoted to a more detailed presentation of each major system of the body—except the special senses. Throughout the book and in an appendix are tables of chemical and physiological tests currently in use, including pulmonary function tests, data on cardiac catheterization, and tests of endocrine function. In addition to normal

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