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September 13, 1902

The Operations of Surgery.

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By W. H. A. Jacobson, M.Ch. Oxon., F.R.C.S., Surgeon to Guy's Hospital; and F. J. Stewart, M.S. London, F.R.C.S., Assistant Surgeon Guy's Hospital, and to the Hospital for Sick Children. Fourth Edition, Revised, Enlarged and Improved. 550 Illustrations. Two Volumes: Volume I—Operations on the Upper Extremity; Operations on the Head and Neck; Operations on the Thorax. Volume II—Operations on the Abdo men; Operations on the Lower Extremity; Operations on the Vertebral Column. Cloth. Pp. 402. Price, $10.00. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co. 1902.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(11):648. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480370056018

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It is but a short time since the third edition of this work was reviewed, and it is now with pleasure that we announce the fourth edition. One may judge of the growth which the work has undergone since its first edition by the fact that the first edition contained only 199 illustrations, while in the fourth edition are 550.

The authors state that the work was never intended "for those of large surgical experience," but for those recently appointed on a hospital staff and for those preparing for the higher examinations. Notwithstanding the authors' modest intentions, the work is certainly one of the best that has appeared on the subject of operative surgery. It contains not only an excellent description of the technic of the various operative procedures, but an immense amount of information concerning diagnosis, indications for operation, after-treatment and results, with illustrative cases and references to the

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