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Principles of Surgery

Arch Surg. 1980;115(1):115. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380010093030.
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This new edition of the Principles of Surgery follows in the footsteps of its distinguished progenitors. The fair way to evaluate a new edition is to compare it with the previous issues. If a brief conclusion were to be permitted, it is as though an original text has been produced; new authors abound and a large part of the remainder of the pages has been exhaustively revised, bringing the total effort en courant with today's knowledge. In all fairness, a comprehensive review of this book would demand a companion of equal size, a task no reviewer would (or should) undertake and no journal would print.

First off, one must pay tribute to Gann's "Endocrine and Metabolic Responses to Injury." It is thorough, comprehensive, intelligible, and extremely practical. No one could avoid being a better doctor for having mastered these 50 pages. It is all the more praiseworthy in that Dr


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