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The 100 problems presented in this volume have their basis in 100 patients seen, examined, studied and operated on by the author. The history of each case is carefully detailed, and the Significance of each symptom or group of symptoms discussed in a foot note as it is brought out. A diagnosis is made based on the clinical history and the results of the physical examination. Then follows a description of the operation, together with the operative findings and finally the ultimate outcome of the case.
It is this checking up of the pre-operative conclusions as to the conditions present with the actual operative findings that gives the great value to this work. It is an easy matter to make a diagnosis, but an entirely different matter to make one that will tally with the operative findings.
If we had more books like this—personal analyses of the work of competent,
One Hundred Surgical Problems. JAMA. 1911;LVII(23):1859. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120049031
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