Book Reviews
September 1931


Author Affiliations

By F. D'ALLAINES, Chirugien des Hôpitaux de Paris, Agrégé à la Faculté, and JEAN ARMINGEAT, Acien Interne, Lauréat des Hôpitaux de Paris (Médaille d'Or), Chef de Clinique Adjoint à la Faculté. Paper. Price, 22 francs. Pp. 122, with 12 illustrations. Paris: Gauthier-Villars & Cie, 1931.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(3):730. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940150229014

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This excellent little monograph (one of a series of pediatrics topics) covers the subject of acute intestinal intussusception thoroughly, completely and clearly. It will prove of equal interest and value to the pediatrician, surgeon and general practitioner with a reading knowledge of French. Following a commendatory brief preface by Professor Ombrédanne, the authors in concise and orderly manner take up in ten chapters pathologic anatomy and physiology, etiology, symptoms, progress, clinical types, prognosis, diagnosis and treatment. A special chapter is devoted to surgical treatment and the variations in surgical procedures, with variations in the condition present, especially as regards the length of time the condition has existed. The final chapter is devoted to a brief exposition of the mortality statistics and the end-results of the varying types of operative procedures over a period of years. There is a moderate bibliography given in footnotes which might better have been collected and

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