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January 14, 1911

The Surgery of Childhood. Including Orthopedic Surgery.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(2):149. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560020065039

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Abstract

This complete treatise on the surgery of childhood covers an enormous amount of ground, especial emphasis being laid on orthopedic conditions. In view of the great amount of material to be covered, numerous non-surgical conditions that are described might well have been omitted; for example, thrush, aphthous ulcers, masturbation, spermatorrhea, scurvy, earache, etc.

Under the treatment of scurvy rickets, only oil of erigeron and epinephrin are mentioned to stop the bleeding from the gums; no mention is made of fruit-juices, nor is the possibility of mistaking a subperiosteal hematoma for an acute osteomyelitis mentioned. In the surgery of pyloric stenosis, divulsion is advocated. This is not in agreement with the literature on this subject. As long as mastitis of the new-born is mentioned, there seems to be no good reason for omitting the fact that abscesses do occur and need surgical attention.

In spite of a few minor points, largely

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