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December 19, 1959

Surgery of the Colon

JAMA. 1959;171(16):2274. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010340118029

This monograph is a sequel to "Surgery of the Anus, Anal Canal and Rectum," published in 1957. The author states that he has recorded his experiences and presented his views on conditions which affect the colon. Because there are several books on the same subject, the author believes that another one is justified only if it gives an account of a personal experience, and this is what he has attempted. The unique aspect of this volume is that it presents both medical and surgical treatment of the disorders of the colon, in accordance with the author's belief that clinicians interested in gastrointestinal diseases should not be classified into groups of physicians and surgeons but rather should be in a position to treat any disease of the colon.

Chapter one describes the surgical anatomy of the colon. Chapter two presents the author's method for investigating disorders of the colon; this includes

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