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This book is the second of four volumes that were planned to cover the entire field of surgery. This volume is broken down into chapters on the following subjects: the central nervous system; the eye, ear, nose, and throat; diseases of the salivary glands, lips, tongue, jaw, thyroid, neck, breast, thoracic wall, pleura, lungs, and mediastinum; surgery of the thymus in relation to myasthenia gravis; surgery of pulmonary tuberculosis; and surgery of the heart, great vessels, and esophagus. Fourteen contributors from the dominant hospitals and medical schools throughout the United Kingdom each present concisely the prevailing views in his field in British surgery. The photographs, roentgenograms, diagrams, and drawings are well chosen. The section on surgery of the heart and the great vessels is by N. R. Barrett and John Anderson, and that on diseases of the breast is by R. S. Handley. The controversial status of McWhirter's recommendations of
Textbook of British Surgery. Volume Two: The Central Nervous System—the Eye—Ear, Nose and Throat—Mouth Salivary Glands and Jaws—Neck—the Breast—the Oesophagus—the Heart and Lungs. JAMA. 1958;166(5):553. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990050123025