Second edition. Edited by Curtis P. Artz, MD, FACS, and James D. Hardy, MD, FACS. Price, $24. Pp 888. W. B. Saunders Co., 218 W Washington, Sq, Philadelphia 19105, 1967.
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Successful surgery sans complication does not happen per chance, but by design, through a certain degree of technical dexterity and mainly through an understanding of the dynamics surrounding the possible complications of the operation. This textbook can and does provide the student with knowledge about surgical complications while good surgical training and introspective analyses are also necessary to synthesize an understanding. Fifty-two authorities have assisted the editors in providing the surgeon with a source of specific advice on the management of complications which he is likely to encounter both at the operating table and during the critical postoperative period.
The subject has been expertly handled, the theme is as cohesive as anyone may expect with a multiauthored text, illustrations and tables are good, a modest bibliography is presented by chapter, and the book is well indexed. It is an excellent book and should be familiar to all surgeons.
CLEMIS JD. Complications in Surgery and Their Management. Arch Otolaryngol. 1967;86(4):477. doi:10.1001/archotol.1967.00760050479026
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