By James J. Mason Brown. 1302 p. $32. Williams & Wilkins, 428 E Preston St, Baltimore 2, 1963
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To a growing list of books on pediatric surgery has been added another large tome. When we look in the preface for suggestions concerning the unifying factor and purpose of the book, we find Mr. Brown's statement that emphasis will be placed on clinical features and diagnosis, and that surgical treatment will only be outlined where it differs from that for adults. The accomplishment of these aims is achieved to a varying extent.
The good points are the extensive coverage to include almost every condition that one is apt to encounter in the course of treating children with surgical problems. This broad approach will prove of greatest help to medical students and general practitioners. The illustrations in the orthopedic sections are particularly good and will be of value to those interested in these problems.
This book will be a definite disappointment to those who are looking for detailed, up-to-the-minute, and
Kiesewetter WB. Surgery in childhood. JAMA. 1963;185(8):675-676. doi:10.1001/jama.1963.03060080071033