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Collection Development Manual

Surgery


Definition:
The branch of medicine in which manual or operative procedures are used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, injuries, or deformities.
Discussion:
Specialties include neurological, orthopaedic, plastic, thoracic, and colon and rectal surgery.
Scope and emphasis:
Collected comprehensively.
Special considerations:
Still and moving images depicting surgical techniques are of particular interest. NLM has an extensive historical collection in surgery and holds the papers of several key surgical organizations.
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