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June 17, 1905

Manual of Operative Surgery.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(24):1948. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500510056027

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The author is to be congratulated on having been able to condense so much valuable information within so few pages. This book is in a convenient form and size for ready reference and covers this rapidly growing field in a very thorough manner. The descriptions of operative procedures are short and clear. The book reflects throughout the personal views of the author and gives the reader the benefit of his large experience in sifting good from inferior methods. It also states from time to time the objections or disadvantages in such a concise manner that the book can not fail to be of great aid to the student as well as to those who employ the various methods in their daily surgical work. With but few exceptions, all of the latest operative methods are given. Not sufficient mention is made of the Andrews imbrication method for inguinal hernia nor of

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