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March 20, 1972

Surgery Annual, 1971

JAMA. 1972;219(12):1635. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03190380061028

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Abstract

This multi-authored volume has particular interest for surgical residents at all levels of training, surgeons preparing for the American Board of Surgery examination, and any practicing surgeon who wants to update his knowledge of specific surgical problems. The book presents a detailed review of such time-honored subjects as pulmonary physiology, shock, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and burn management. Newer topics, including progress in clinical organ transplantation, urodynamics, gastrointestinal telemetry, and cardiac pacing are equally well discussed. Valuable clinical considerations in the management of carcinoma of the breast are presented in light of the author's experience with the National Adjuvant Breast Project.

Three important chapters deal with orthopedic topics. One discusses a potential breakthrough in reconstructive surgery of the hand by emphasizing control of the amount and physical properties of scar tissue. The other two discuss implants, prosthesis, and new approaches to the treatment of arthritis and certain fractures.

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