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June 8, 1907

Surgical Diagnosis

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(23):1976. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520490068026

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On examination of this work one is immediately impressed with the abundance of illustrations; there are pictures to illustrate almost every possible method and phase of surgical diagnosis and condition. The fact that some of the pictures are introduced simply to show the position of the patient and physician in certain examinations indicates a characteristic feature of the book, viz., the minute attention to detail. For such a book this is commendable. Not only is the student told what to do, but an attempt is made to show him just how to do it. The arrangement of the various affections is a clinical one, the injuries of the various regions being taken in order, beginning with the head and ending with the extremities, after which diseases and injuries of the spine are considered. A chapter on postoperative complications is added and the book closes with a chapter on methods of

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