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March 14, 1885

Lectures on the Principles of Surgery.

JAMA. 1885;IV(11):305. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860025018

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This is a posthumous work of the late eminent Dr. Van Buren, and consists mainly of his college lectures, for which he was justly celebrated. Prof. Stimson has made only verbal changes in the text, leaving each lecture just as it was delivered or read in its final form. Many of these, we are told, were worked over assiduously, having been written and re-written several times, and much improved, in the last fifteen years of his life.

This work must have especial value to former pupils of Dr. Van Buren. It is not a complete treatise and contains but few wood cuts; it is nevertheless a systematic course in surgery, and would serve as a good introduction to surgical literature for students. Some might find it incomplete, however, for final examinations. The style of these lectures is attractive, as are all the writer's books, and to most practitioners it would

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