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Some indication of the necessity for such a work as the one before us may be drawn from the fact that it has passed rapidly to a third edition in two years. The work is exactly what it purports to be—a systematic work on abdominal surgery thoroughly revised to date. The designer's scope can be readily obtained from a glance at the headings of the sections, which are fourteen in number, and as follows:
Diagnosis of Abdominal Tumors.
Abdominal Operations Considered Generally.
Operations on the Ovaries, the Fallopian Tubes and the Broad Ligaments.
Operations on the Non-Gravid Uterus.
Operations on the Gravid Uterus, and for Ectopic Gestation.
Operations on the Stomach.
Operations on the Intestines.
Operations on the Kidneys.
Operations on the Liver and Gall Bladder.
Operations on the Spleen.
Operations on the Pancreas.
Operations for Abdominal Injuries and Inflammations.
To the work is appended a
Abdominal Surgery. JAMA. 1890;XIV(4):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410040034011
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