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Infection in surgery has not been a popular subject, as surgeons are reluctant to admit that any of their patients have had septic complications. As a result, the problem of postoperative sepsis has continually been underestimated. Progress in studying the means to prevent postoperative sepsis has come very slowly, and intensive study has only become respectable over the last decade.
In this compact volume, Messrs Strachan and Wise have presented the findings compiled in a symposium on abdominal wound sepsis. The design of this symposium was to provide a platform for the review and discussion of methods currently in vogue. The participants in this symposium were chosen for their recent contributions that have advanced our understanding of the variety of factors involved in wound sepsis.
Most discussions state and most surgeons understand that the risk of infection is related to the virulence of the organism and to the resistance of
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