1921
Volume s1-8, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

The writer has repeatedly heard the statement from surgeons in temporate regions, who have had little or no experience in the tropics, that there is no such thing as “tropical surgery” and that the term is one that should not be used in medical science. A perusal of this work by Chatterji will convince such objectors that the surgery of certain infections which are most prevalent in, or confined to tropical regions, is quite distinct from that of conditions met with in temperate climates, and that “tropical surgery” is not a misnomer. Certainly, the average surgeon in temperate regions is not expert in the surgery of amoebic infection of the liver, or of filariasis, as well as many other surgical conditions occurring in the tropics, and as long as this is true, “tropical surgery” must be accepted as a distinct division of surgical knowledge and practice.

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