The first volume of this system of surgery deals with general surgery, among the contributors being Percy Sargent, D'Arcy Power, F. F. Burghard, W. Sampson Handley, Robert Jones, and among American surgeons, Dunlap Pearce Penhallow, N. M. Percy and Richard Lewisohn. This volume concerns such subjects as the principles and technic of aseptic surgery, gunshot wounds, the Carrel-Dakin method, antiseptics, anesthetics, amputations, blood transfusion, ligations, surgery of the lymphatics, and injuries of the joints. In the preface the editors state that originality and individuality will be sought rather than a colorless enumeration of operative procedures, and that categorical enumeration of operations of merely historical interest will be avoided. Nevertheless, much of the material in this volume is of the same stereotyped character as occurs in most textbooks on surgery. This, of course, refers particularly to the discussion of the elementary factors and the ordinary ligations and amputations.
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