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A large, detailed textbook patterned after its medical counterpart, "Harrison." First chapters cover general topics: response to injury, fluid and electrolyte therapy, hemostasis, circulation and shock, infections, trauma. Following chapters survey the surgery of organ systems and surgical subspecialties (pediatric, oncologic, gynecologic, neurologic, plastic).
Highly commendable and thorough emphasis on pathophysiology of disease, easily rivalling and at times surpassing that seen in textbooks of internal medicine. Does not cover, of course, non-surgical topics in diabetes mellitus, infectious disease, and similar preponderantly "medical" problems. Special brief attention to the history of surgical concepts and methods; generous bibliographies.
Because of its great
Principles of Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:303. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-2-303_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(2):303.
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