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October 17, 1959


JAMA. 1959;171(7):1039. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010250177024

This volume represents an excellent series of specialized monographs, written for the most part by senior members of the staff of Presbyterian Hospital, New York. It is difficult to prepare a closely cohesive work covering all phases of this subject, since the understanding and treatment of injury to the human body necessarily involves familiarity with all of the many special fields of medicine. In general the book is well organized, and this should make it particularly useful for students, interns, and residents and as a quick reference work for the management of some special problem. For the student, it is well worth reading in its entirety. After a general discussion of the local, regional, and systemic responses to injury and the general principles of the treatment of trauma are several sections dealing with the specialized nature of injury to the various systems and anatomic structures. Each is prefaced by a

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