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October 30, 1897

The Practice of Surgery.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(18):926. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440440052018

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The book has 38 chapters, which fairly cover the extensive field of surgery and surgical pathology.

Naturally there must be difference of opinion as to the relative space to be accorded each topic. But taking it as a whole it is perhaps as fairly divided as can be. Due consideration has been given to the wants of the student and practitioner, and in many respects the work is a praiseworthy one.

A great many of the illustrations we notice are from Agnew's great work on surgery by the same publisher, which doubtless accounts for their rather free introduction. The topics seem to be brought fairly down to date, and include the essentials of the practice of surgery.

Naturally in any work not encyclopedic there must be some omissions; we note for example in the operative treatment of varicose venis the Schede method is not referred to, and on the next

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