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Bryant's Operative Surgery has fairly won a distinct place for itself among American text-books on surgery. This fourth edition follows very rapidly on the third, showing a large demand for the book. The general principles of operative surgery are clearly and fully handled in the three opening chapters. This is followed by the surgery of the tissue systems, vessels, nerves, bones, etc.; this again by the operative surgery of the regions. The descriptions of the operations are very complete and are made more graphic by the assistance of excellent plates. In describing each operation the anatomic points are fully presented, the instruments required, the precautions to be taken, and comments on unusual features are so clear as to give to him who consults the book a very useful guide in the actual performance of the work.
The second volume, devoted to the abdomen and thorax, is especially valuable to the
Operative Surgery. JAMA. 1906;XLVII(4):292. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520040048022
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