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October 29, 1887

Surgery, its Theory and Practice.

JAMA. 1887;IX(18):576. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400170032016

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While in no sense a "short cut to surgery" Mr. Walsham's book seems to be in the main intended as a manual or handbook for the student and practitioner of surgery. The subjects with which every student ought to be thoroughly acquainted are given special prominence, while the rarer forms of injury and disease have either received but short notice or have been entirely omitted. The details of operative surgery and minor surgery and bandaging, with such other things as the student is supposed to be taught practically in the wards, are but briefly discussed.

The first two sections, occupying 119 pages, are devoted to "General Pathology of Surgical Diseases," and "General Pathology of Injuries;" for the introduction of which into a manual the author is to be commended. The illustrations, as a rule, are good, in that they show what they are intended to represent. Many of them

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