December 1958

Lehrbuch der Kinderchirurgie.

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By M. Grob, M. Stockmann, and M. Bettex. Price, $32.40. Pp. 775, with 876 illustrations. Intercontinental Medical Book Corporation, 381 4th Ave., New York 16, 1957.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;96(6):753. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060060755021

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This comprehensive textbook on pediatric surgery is the result of and contains material derived from very productive teamwork at the famous Pediatric Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. For more than eighty years, this institution has had its own surgical department, in which the author has been active for more than twenty-five years.

The book gives symptomatology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of surgical, neurosurgical, urological, and orthopedic diseases in childhood in an incomparable manner. It lists and evaluates the traditional as well as the most modern concepts of pediatric surgery, incorporating recent Anglo-American literature. Regrettably, however, no list of references is added, although names of authors are given.

The chapters on chest surgery, including heart operations, and on cranial surgery, are unequaled in the current literature from a diagnostic as well as therapeutic point of view. The American reader will probably miss a few items, such as Allison's and Barrett's work on

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