In the present edition the organization of the subject matter remains unchanged. In making this revision the author, being an experienced surgeon, has made several major changes which elaborate and clarify the presentation of his material in part II, where he deals with the specific preparation of the operating room for general operative procedures. He has failed to revise or to make any valuable contributions to part I, to help bring about a more efficient functioning of the operating room division from the standpoint of newer developments in systematizing and simplifying operating room routines and duties. The author also fails to mention the more recent views on operating room construction, emergency lighting, sterilization and the advances made in operating room equipment. Surely, with the many improvements which have been initiated and generally practiced since the second edition in 1934, such areas, of necessity, would need revision.
In discussing emergency lighting