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March 1954

Surgery of the Pancreas.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;93(3):480. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00240270166031

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Cattell and Warren have made a valuable contribution in "Surgery of the Pancreas," a book of 374 pages, which contains 100 illustrations and numerous tables. In their enlightening and essentially practical treatise on surgical lesions of the pancreas the authors present not only their large personal experience and opinions but also the accumulated experience of the Lahey Clinic. Since the book apparently is designed primarily for the practicing clinical surgeon, much detail which might appear in a book prepared especially for the undergraduates is omitted. As a result, the presentation is concise and direct and the practical clinical and surgical considerations are easily accessible to the reader. Anatomy and physiology of the pancreas are reviewed, but the major portion of the book is devoted to diagnosis, clinical management, surgical indications, and treatment of the most important lesions of the pancreas which are of interest to the surgeon. Less common pancreatic

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