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Modern Techniques in Surgery: Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Arch Surg. 1980;115(6):797. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1980.01380060093028.
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The concept of this publication is that of a dynamic textbook of surgery. The two installments on cardiac and thoracic surgery are the first portions of a multivolume venture that will include all surgical specialities. These volumes are versatile in that the sections are loose-leaf within a sturdy binder. This allows for removal of individual sections for study, updating, deleting, and revising over time as new techniques, approaches, and revisions of the specialty are incorporated. The first installment of this publication consists of 15 reports on congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease, and thoracic surgical procedures. The second installment is more of a panoply of procedures, not organized under any topics but designed to cover areas not considered in the first installment. Only one quarter of the contents deals with noncardiac thoracic procedures; there is no discussion of chest wall problems, hiatus hernia repair, or benign lesions of the esophagus


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