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This volume is an English translation from the German of that part of Lexer's work which treats of the general principles underlying the practice of surgery. The chief object in presenting this translation was to furnish the English-reading student with the most authoritative volume, containing latest additions to the very essential subjects usually grouped under the title of general surgery; and in the selection of Lexer's work the translators have made no mistake. Every practitioner must always remain a student and there are no subjects in medicine about which any one man's knowledge is so complete and so perfect that it is unnecessary to review constantly in order to keep well informed. Hence a work like this on so-called principles while primarily intended for students, is of just as much value to the practitioner. The work has been considerably improved by numerous additions made by the American editor, notable among
General Surgery. JAMA. 1909;LIII(13):1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550130068023
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