Medicine: Office Surgery

Cuts, bruises and broken bones make up a large part of an ordinary doctor's practice. But an ordinary doctor does not know much more than his mother or Boy Scout leader taught him about such minor surgery. Medical schools pay little attention to the subject, medical journals less, medical conventions practically none at all. This gap in a doctor's education made the president of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Eugene Hillhouse Pool of Manhattan, complain recently. Partly because of Dr. Pool's complaint, mainly because he has a fine, two-fingered feel for medical...

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