In this volume, as in previous volumes, are presented the papers read at the surgical forum of the American College of Surgeons. For the most part, they contain data gathered in the surgical laboratory, although a few are reports on clinical research.
Basic physiological problems are the subject of investigation, although some papers do deal with new surgical techniques. The volume is well organized into sections including cardiovascular, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal problems; burns and renal function; shock, nutrition, and electrolytes; wounds, infections, antibiotics, and anesthesia; plasma expanders, and cancer and steroids. Over 125 papers are included, and it seems almost impossible for a physician, be he internist or surgeon, to fail to find material of real interest in this volume.