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July 21, 1906

The Operating Room and the Patient.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(3):224. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520030066029

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This little work is especially adapted to the use of internes and nurses. In plain and concise terms it describes the paraphernalia and arrangement of the operating room, and gives detailed information in regard to the sterilization and preparation of dressings, solutions and other accessories of the operating room. The preparation of the patient for operation, his various positions on the operating table, and the dressing of the wound after completion of the operation are adequately described. The chapter on anesthesia should prove valuable to the beginner. The after treatment of surgical cases is carefully described. The accidents following operation are enumerated and their treatment considered. It is to be regretted that the subject of post-operative shock has been somewhat slighted. As this is one of the most important of the accidents following operation, and one which demands instant and energetic treatment the lack of a description of the modern

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