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June 1955

Atlas of Operative Technic, Anus, Rectum and Colon.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(6):880. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250120116034

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This beautifully illustrated atlas of operative technique should be in the hands of every surgeon doing anal, rectal, and colon work. As stated in the foreword, by Dr. W. Wayne Babcock, the extensive experience and unusual skill of Drs. Bacon and Ross has resulted in a most descriptive monograph, wherein operations are easy to follow through a simple step-by-step text and plenty of excellent illustrations. The contents cover the general considerations of surgical anatomy, preoperative and postoperative care, anesthesia, etc. and an operative field running from malformations of the anus and rectum and hemorrhoids to pelvic exenterations. The techniques are, of course, those of the authors, and while some procedures, such as the pull-through operation for carcinoma of the rectum, are not widely accepted there is a tremendous amount of top-grade surgery available to the reader. Taking just two of the commoner subjects, one finds fistula in ano nicely depicted

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