April 1954

Les vomissements du nourrisson: Étude critique, diagnostic étiologique, indications thérapeutiques

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By Emilio Roviralta. Price, 1.800 francs. Pp. 236, with 80 illustrations. Ernest Flammarion, 22 rue de Vaugirard, Paris 6e, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(4):524. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090512021

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The author of this study of vomiting in infants and children is chief of the surgical and orthopedic service of the Polyclinic Institute of Barcelona, Spain. The French edition was arranged by Bernard Duhamel from the translation by Edouard del Castillo Jaquolot. The translator seems to have caught the fire of inquiry and acute observation which the author must radiate. There is no restatement of long-held theories unless they have withstood the closest scrutiny. Dr. Roviralta brings to the field of study the fresh outlook of the surgeon who is conscious not only of operative technique, but also of what his findings may contribute to an understanding of the cause, the course, and the treatment of the condition. He takes his reader through the experiences which have led him to his present conclusions. The illustrations are excellent; they are for the most part reproductions of x-ray pictures. Time spent in

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