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Judging from the wide-ranging contents of this book, no precise definition of the title would be appropriate. As might be expected in a work composed by 57 authors, there is some variation in quality, and some overlapping of discussions. Whether there is indeed any physiology peculiar to surgery is a matter that is not explicitly propounded.
This second edition includes a new chapter on tumors by Dr. James T. Grace, Jr., which ably summarizes such physiologic aspects of cancer as can be described at the present day. Hormones in breast cancer are presented both here and in a chapter on
Physiologic Principles of Surgery.. Ann Intern Med. 1964;61:993. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-993_2
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