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August 22, 1891

A Manual of Modern Surgery. An Exposition of the accepted Doctrines and approved Operative Procedures of the Present Time, for the Use of Students and Practitioners.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(8):314. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410860038013

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It is difficult to conceive in what manner more of practical instruction could be conveyed in the brief space of 770 pages, than is presented in this practical manual by Professor Roberts. A review of Part First, which is devoted to general surgery and pathology and the principles of surgery, clearly indicates that upon the essential points with reference to inflammatory processes, diseases of the blood, the modes of repair and the treatment of wounds, as well as in the details of operative surgery, the latest views upon these important subjects are well represented. Part Second of the volume contains some fifteen chapters which treat upon the surgery of special structures. The one upon diseases and injuries of the brain and spinal cord will well repay repeated perusal. So also of the one upon surgical diseases of the abdomen and pelvis. The proper methods of treating injuries of every sort

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