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September 21, 1957

Clinical Proctology

JAMA. 1957;165(3):310. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980210106028

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In this new edition of an eminently useful and widely read book, originally entitled "Proctology in General Practice" and first published in 1950, fortunately, there has been little alteration of the text. The book was written especially for the general practitioner and leaves little to be desired. In this edition some new illustrations have been added; several which appeared in the first edition have been replaced, some in color. The short chapter on anal contracture is new and is of distinct value. The author is uncommonly apt at expressing himself concisely, yet adequately, and he thereby provides in this book a source of ready reference for the busy practitioner. When confusion exists as to terminology or classification, the author provides interpretations and arrangements that clarify his discussions. Surgical techniques are presented clearly and in detail. Well-chosen illustrations enhance the value of these descriptions. The chapter on anal infection deserves special

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