The progress of surgery in all its branches has been outstanding during the past decade. In this small well written book Dr. Edwards and his collaborators attempt to summarize these advances and to make them readily available to the busy surgeon and general practitioner. The book is divided into six parts covering, among others, the following subjects: general considerations, alimentary tract, thorax, nervous system, blood vessels, ductless glands, sex hormones and cancer and radiotherapy in malignant disease. Cardiac pain, water balance, burns, postoperative pulmonary complications, anesthesia, aseptic anastomosis, vagotomy, physiologic gastrectomy, intravenous clotting and vascular injuries are a few of the subjects given special consideration. A number of illustrative drawings, diagrams and photographs are well distributed throughout the book. Good bibliographies are appended to each chapter.
The author has made an earnest attempt by digestion of a great deal of literature to keep the reader abreast of the times and