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October 13, 1900

Lectures on the Principles of Surgery, Delivered at the University of Michigan.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(15):963-964. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460410047023

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This volume is written in lecture style and is evidently intended for students. The changes which take place in normal wound-repair are first described, and the differences between repair and inflammation clearly defined. The growth of microbes in the wound is made the distinguishing point of inflammation, and the various complications which may arise as a result of the different kinds of infections are briefly discussed. Hemorrhage, shock, methods of sterilization and the administration of anesthetics are also considered, and the volume closes with a brief historical appendix on inflammation, by W. A. Spitzley, A. B., M.D.

The work is clearly written, and expresses the author's own views, without entering deeply into the subjects. It is well adapted to give to the student a general outline of the subject and work before him.

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