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Within the past decade great strides have been made in the basic medical sciences, much of which has been adapted through applied physiologic principles to the practice of surgery. Fifty-seven authorities have contributed to this 37-chapter text, increasing its size and updating its contents from the first edition published in 1957.
The text was written for the general surgeon, consequently many topics are remote from this specialty; nevertheless, most chapters between these covers are of sound value to any surgeon. Of general interest are basic chapters on metabolism, infections and antibiotics, hemorrhage and shock, blood transfusions, nutrition, and pain. Chapters of special interest to the otolaryngologist include those on the esophagus, physiologic aspects of neoplastic disease, physiology of the thorax, and the chapter on blood and blood-forming organs which includes a section on hemostasis. The book is very well illustrated, indexed, and referenced.
The American Board of Otolaryngology in 1960