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February 1976

Atlas of Surgical Operations

Arch Surg. 1976;111(2):207. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360200113030

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Each of the first three editions of this Atlas (1939, 1952, 1967) has in its turn been a "household" guide for surgical house staffs throughout the world.

The third (1967) edition marked the transition from the volume bearing the Cutler name to those of the two Zollingers. That year the book was in two volumes—the first (Zollinger-Cutler), as did its predecessors, devoted itself to standard procedures; the second (Zollinger-Zollinger) opened the door to many newer ones. That second volume also introduced a new artist, Carol Woike, who supplemented the magnificent original work of Mildred Cotting.

Now the fourth edition, all Zollinger and Zollinger, has blended the subject matter of the two volumes of the third edition and brought all up to date.

This stupendous book will obviously have to be in the surgeons' lounge of every teaching hospital. But, more than that, what impresses me especially is the imagination and

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