March 1955

Neurosurgery of Infancy and Childhood.

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By Franc D. Ingraham and Donald D. Matson. Price, $15.00. Pp. 456, with 378 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(3):397-398. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110463028

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Seldom does it fall to the lot of the reviewer to read a book with which he is in wholehearted agreement, but in this case it is happily true. On the other hand, to disagree with those with such a vast experience would be foolhardy indeed. The Children's Medical Center in Boston is the place of origin of this work, and it represents the experiences there in diagnostic studies and the surgical care of patients on the neurological service. It is pointed out that the surgical physiology of the child is modified by the factor of growth, and in many instances what might be regarded as proper treatment for adults is often quite unsatisfactory in a child.

The entire field of pediatric neurosurgery is covered by dividing the book into 10 parts. The major parts are concerned with congenital anomalies, hydrocephalus, trauma, and tumors of the nervous system. The smaller

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