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The new edition of Drachter and Gossmann's Surgery of Childhood has been long awaited and appears as a completely revised and greatly enlarged work. The volume is presented as an essentially practical treatise and is based on extensive study of the literature, both German and foreign, but chiefly on observations and experience, over a period of many years, in the Surgical Section of the University Children's Clinic at Munich. In discussing treatment, instead of giving many possible methods, the authors have given only those which they have found from experience to be of the greatest value; for example, in the case of harelip, cleft palate and prolapse of the rectum.
The book begins with a consideration of surgery in infants and children by Drachter, in which he points out the facts that are unique to the surgery of childhood from the standpoint both of anatomy and of physiology, as well
Chirurgie des Kindesalters.. JAMA. 1930;95(4):290-291. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720040048032