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August 15, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(7):615. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540070073014

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Twenty-one years ago Wyeth's "Text-Book of Surgery" made its appearance and immediately became recognized as a standard work of reference and one to be depended on. Having become of age, it has been rechristened and now appears under a new name, "Wyeth's Surgery." Not only has it been rechristened, however, in many essentials it has been rewritten; at least every subject has been brought up to date. While most of the illustrations contained in the old book have been retained, many new ones have been added, a number being in colors. Naturally, one does not expect such exhaustive treatment of a subject, or such detailed descriptions in a single volume as in a composite work of several volumes. But in this instance there is no criticism in this regard. On the whole, the new "Wyeth's Surgery" will continue to hold the high place that its predecessor—Wyeth's "Text Book of Surgery"—has

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