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November 23, 1901

Practical Surgery: A Work for the General Practitioner.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(21):1406. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470470048017

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This, the latest production from this well-known author's prolific pen, does not pretend to cover the whole field of surgery, but deals particularly with emergency and intestinal surgery. Much of the work has already appeared in the shape of monographs by the author during the past fifteen years. The early chapters are devoted to anesthetics, hemorrhage and wounds in general, especial attention being given to the author's experience during the late Spanish-American war. Considerable space is devoted to fractures, and the chapter on fractures of the upper end of the femur deserves particular mention as one of the best in the book. Under dislocations only those of the hip, shoulder and elbow are briefly considered. The authors elaborate "multiple" classification of peritonitis is too circumstantial, and tends to confusion. Under intestinal surgery considerable repetition is found, and much space occupied in detailing early experiments with bone-plates, rubber rings, etc., methods

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