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June 6, 1885

A Treatise on Amputations of the Extremities AND THEIR COMPLICATIONS.

JAMA. 1885;IV(23):643-644. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390980027013

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A notice of this work must necessarily be very short or very long. In making a short notice of it the reviewer must content himself with saying that it stands alone in surgical literature as a work in which everything connected with the subject has been brought out, and dwelt upon at the necessary length; in which there is no unnecessary work of detail, and no omission of important fact; in which the facts are stated clearly and distinctly, and just conclusions drawn from them; and which shows that the whole literature of the subject has been carefully worked. To notice it more fully would involve the use of more space than can be given in any other than a very much larger journal. It is a book to be studied rather than read. It was very graceful in the author to dedicate it to that master of modern surgery,

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