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May 1974

Davis-Christopher Textbook of Surgery, ed 10.

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Santa Barbara, Calif

Arch Intern Med. 1974;133(5):879-880. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320170155043

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This newest edition of the Davis-Christopher Textbook of Surgery, edited for the first time by David Sabiston, contains a number of good and bad features. The good features include encyclopedic coverage in 57 chapters (some of which contain subchapters totalling almost 100) and a most useful list of selected references at the end of each chapter. Most of the references are annotated so that the student may have a better idea of what additional information lies waiting at the library. A larger list of references in standard format follows the selected references. The first 21 chapters treat general topics such as wound-healing, anesthesia, infections, transplantations, trauma, renal failure and metabolism. Included in this section is a chapter on computer applications in surgery.

The remaining 36 chapters cover the organ systems in rather standard fashion. Sabiston is the author of a number of chapters and subchapters covering the peripheral vascular and

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