Book Reviews
June 1943

War Medicine: A Symposium.

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Edited by W. S. Pugh, E. Padolsky and D. D. Runes. Price, $7.50. Pp. 565, with 108 illustrations and 13 tables. New York: Philosophical Library, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;65(6):956-957. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010180132019

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This book is a symposium on those aspects of medicine and surgery which are of particular importance in wartime. Over fifty subjects are included, all written by different authors. As is fitting, many members of the British and United States armed forces are included among the contributors.

The material is presented under three general headings: surgery, general medicine, and aviation and naval medicine. Under the first are discussed the usual topics of wounds, shock, burns and infections. There are two particularly interesting and important chapters, on the "Wounding Mechanism of High Velocity Missiles" and "Blast and Concussion." The section on general medicine contains a variety of chapters, some of the best being "Treatment of Gas Casualties," "Chigger and Jigger Bites" and several on psychiatric subjects.

The most interesting and informative section is that on aviation and naval medicine. This is essentially a discussion of different aspects of the problems of

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