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March 1967

Surgical Bleeding: A Handbook for Medicine, Surgery and Specialties.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;85(3):349. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760040351029

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The control of bleeding is vital to every patient and vitally important to every doctor of medicine. This is a reference book, not only current, complete and comprehensive, but projects a well edited, multidisciplined approach to this subject.

The book is divided into four sections, the first dealing with history and basic sciences. The second section covers the clinical categories of surgical bleeding cutting across all the disciplines of surgical and medical practice. The third section is devoted to a systematic review of regional and specialty considerations. Here are related the effects of surgical anatomy, physiology, and pathology on the surgical approach, instrumentation, and bleeding. Schiff's excellent chapter on otolaryngology is a broad and fairly representative viewpoint of current philosophy within the specialty. While his chapter leans heavily on chemotherapeutic control of bleeding and cannot be all inclusive, it fails to mention topical thrombin, a most important agent ideally suited

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