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October 26, 1912

A Manual of Surgical Treatment

JAMA. 1912;LIX(17):1568. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100336037

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A complete revision of this popular work in so short a time after the appearance of the previous edition speaks well for it. The original authors have, however, been obliged to turn over the work of revision to two assistants, Legg and Edmunds. The arrangement of previous editions has been adhered to, but much that is new has been added, thus bringing the subject matter up to date. Volume I is practically a surgical pathology, although it contains an appendix of about fifty pages given over to a concise but none the less complete discussion of anesthesia and anesthetics. Volume II is devoted to surgical affections of the soft tissues, and the bones. Amputations are also discussed from the present point of view of surgeons who hold that these operations should be done much less often than formerly. The authors rely in the main on personal experience, but give cognizance

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