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October 26, 1912

Manual of Surgery.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(17):1569. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270100337040

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This excellent work, although now comprising three volumes, maintains its high standard in this, the fourth, edition. The volumes are small and easily handled and each volume is complete in itself. Volume I is devoted to surgical pathology and bacteriology and surgical principles so far as they bear directly on diagnosis and treatment. The clinical application of each topic is presented in a concise but illuminating manner. A valuable feature in connection with the discussion of injuries and diseases of individual organs and tissues is the summary of the surgical anatomy of the tissue or region concerned. An examination of the subject-matter shows that it embraces everything that is accepted in surgery to-day as fact.

Volume II is devoted to regional surgery and Volume III to operative surgery, thus dividing the technical part of surgery into two natural division, theory and practice. The unusually large number of well-made and well-selected

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