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This is a new monograph by Fèvre covering urgent surgery of infants and young children. The author, an assistant of Professor Ombrédanne, offers this volume as a complement to the third edition of Ombrédanne's Précis clinique et operatoire de chirurgie, which appeared in 1932. The volume is prefaced by a complimentary criticism by Ombrédanne, who admits that Fèvre is justified in adding the volume to supplement his own relative to urgent surgical conditions, as there is need for additional details concerning preoperative precautionary management and postoperative care, both of which are of such great importance, particularly in the emergency surgery of infants. Besides this it is well to have some of the newer urgent operations described in greater detail, with proper emphasis given to their indications. This volume, therefore, truly supplements the one by Ombrédanne, and the two together represent a valuable contribution on the work done by this large
Chirurgie infantile d'urgence. JAMA. 1934;103(8):628. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750340092030