The second edition of this book follows the first edition after a period of nine years. The contributing authors are Robert H. Aldrich, G. Kenneth Coonse, Laurence B. Ellis, E. Parker Hayden, Robert M. Kark, Donald King, Robert R. Linton, Robert L. Mason, Leland S. McKittrich, Louis E. Phaneuf, George C. Prather, Lyman Richards, Dwight L. Siscoe, Judson A. Smith, Alexander W. Souter, John W. Strieder, Arthur L. Watkins, Walter R. Wegner, Sidney C. Wiggin and Harold A. Zintel.
Almost all phases of preoperative and postoperative treatment are covered. The presentation is based both on the experience of the authors and on their review of pertinent literature. In addition to the general considerations concerning preparation of the patient in whose case the risk will be slight, other factors of age and operative risk are covered. Special attention is given to various disorders, such as nutritional diseases, cardiac disease, hypertension and