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Surgical Emergencies

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7209.584 (Published 28 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:584
  1. Roger Saadia, professor of surgery
  1. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Eds John Monson, Kevin O'Malley

    Blackwell Science, £75, pp 448

    ISBN 0632 050 470

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    The past two decades have seen rapid advances in the diagnosis and treatment of surgical emergencies. These can be accounted for by both technological progress and conceptual developments. Examples of technological advances include the inroads of laparoscopy, previously the monopoly of gynaecologists, into general surgery and the expanding field of radiological imaging. Conceptual progress may initially seem less dramatic but is perhaps even …

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