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July 1974

Supportive Care of the Surgical Patient.

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Charleston, SC

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(1):192. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320190194068

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This book is a review of surgical physiology, which covers most of the body systems of interest to the surgeon. The information is presented in a well-organized and readable fashion, and the author covers an amazing amount of material in 270 pages. It is natural, therefore, that some of the subjects are not as extensively covered as some may wish. However, the bibliography is up to date and to the point without being voluminous. One is struck by the complete absence of any illustrations or line drawings that, in some instances, might have added to the clarity of presentation, but this defect is not a major one. The clinical applications of the facts presented are somewhat more limited than one would expect in a text with this title. Without doubt, information is there, but it is up to the reader to determine how this information is to be used in

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