Book Reviews
November 1934

Lessons on the Surgical Diseases of Childhood.

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By William Rankin, M.B., Ch.B. Price, 21 shillings. Pp. 190, with 279 illustrations. Glasgow: Alex MacDougall, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(5):1176. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960180230022

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This is a valuable addition to the well recognized works on surgery pertaining to infancy and childhood. It is a book of one hundred and ninety pages, made up of notes, lectures and descriptions of demonstrations given to students in their final year at medical college, and is designed to represent merely the ground work or introduction to this interesting field. This objective has been accomplished in a masterful fashion, and no one could read this little book word for word, as the reviewer has, without gaining the impression that the author is a surgeon of wide experience and good clinical judgment, possessed with the rare faculty of stating his views briefly and clearly. This book is above all things practical, as it is unusually well illustrated with photographs, roentgenograms and pen sketches, giving the reader the benefit of the author's opinions on the most important points in the diagnosis,

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