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October 17, 1891

Practical Intestinal Surgery.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(16):602. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410940030003

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The concluding volume of Robinson's Intestinal Surgery is a great improvement over the first volume; more care has been exercised in the proof reading, and the unfortunate lapses that we were obliged to mention, do not disfigure the volume under consideration. This volume shows careful experiments concisely set forth, with logical deductions therefrom.

There are eleven chapters, which comprise the main portion of the operative surgery of the work. Gastroenterostomy, Gastrostomy and Resection of Intestine are here treated, and some interesting experiments on gunshot wounds of abdomen are given. At the end of the book a number of diagrams appear, illustrative of the various forms of mechanical "aids" to intestinal surgery, and the different forms of suture.

In concluding the notice of the book as a whole, we have to say that the excellence of the second volume causes us to overlook the faults of the first, and to commend

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