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These thirty debates, counterparts to a sister set in internal medicine, cover mainly topics that are truly surgical but some of them are pertinent to issues in internal medicine: the randomized controlled clinical trial; prophylactic subtotal parathyroidectomy; operative treatment for duodenal ulcer; the clinically solitary thyroid nodule; papillary carcinoma of the thyroid; coronary-artery bypass surgery; postoperative pulmonary embolism; symptomatic hiatal hernia; hyperthyroidism; hyperlipidemia; staging of Hodgkin's disease; renovascular hypertension.
Controversy in Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. ;86:682. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-682_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):682.
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