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This first volume of a proposed series presents six concise, factual, and critical essays written by respected authorities on surgical subjects which are at the frontiers of clinical development. The breadth of the topics selected exceeds the interest of most individual surgeons, but each surgeon and student will find one or more essays valuable in bringing together a mass of clinical and research work into a clear and comprehensive medical progress report. Scholars will find valuable the complete bibliographies after most chapters.
W. T. Mustard briefly describes the operative procedures currently offered for congenital cardiac anomalies and fairly presents the results. The modest omission of his own recently introduced operation for transposition of the great vessels is disappointing. A Peter Bent Brigham group under F. D. Moore critically evaluates isotopic and dyedilution methods of measuring blood volumes, and emphasizes the difficulties of establishing normal values, the need for multiple equilibrium
Baker JW. Advances in Surgery. JAMA. 1965;192(12):1107. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080250085036
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