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February 6, 1897

Transactions of the American Surgical Association, Volume XIV.

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Edited by De Forest Willard, A.M., M.D., Ph.D., Recorder of the Association. Printed for the Association. 8vo, cl., pp. 742. Philadelphia: William J. Dornan. 1896.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(6):283. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440060043026

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If the American Surgical Association had no other claim for existence than the publication of this volume, it would be a sufficient justification. We undertake to say that no previous volume surpasses it, nor do the published transactions of foreign surgical societies show any better work. It is true that the topics are different and that as a rule the light travels westward, and we are found discussing the topics which interested Europe a few years ago. We were wonderfully belated on the subject of tuberculosis (so were the English), but we have made up for it by the practical way in which the subject is now taken up. In a year or two we suppose we will see the wounds, injuries and diseases of the liver occupying the attention of the Association as it is now in France. However, we still adhere to our faith in American surgery, that

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