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This well written and very readable history of modern surgery is factual and is quite acceptable to the professional and general reader.
The author begins the interesting narrative with a brief discussion of the conditions confronting surgeons before the days of antisepsis as introduced by Lister, "These can be summed up in three words: pain, infection, and bleeding." He leads the reader through a century of progress, not only in surgery, but in medicine generally, describing briefly what happened on the major fronts, the United States, Great Britain, and on the Continent. He shows a knowledge of the history of
The Surgeons Tale: The Story of Modern Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. ;51:631. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-51-3-631
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;51(3):631.
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