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April 25, 1885

Tratado de Operatoria Quirurgica

JAMA. 1885;IV(17):471-472. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390920023010

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Treatise on Operative Surgery, by D. Antonio Morales Perez, M.D., etc., etc. With an introduction by D. Juan Creus y Manso, M.D., etc., etc. Illustrated with numerous engravings. Vols. 2. 8vo. Barcelona. 1881.

The author introduces his work with a graceful review of surgery since the time of Ambrose Paré, and shows that, while engaged in the weightier matters of surgical theories and practice, he has not neglected the literary legacies of our predecessors. It is with no little pleasure that we notice Dr. Perez' work. Spain has not kept pace with other European countries in the tremendous strides toward exactitude in medical science, and we are glad to notice such evidence as this work gives that she is awakening to a sense of her duty to humanity. The author shows a most intimate acquaintance with the current surgical literature of the day, and few, if any, writers who have

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