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July 1976

Care for the Injured Child

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Los Angeles

 

by the Surgical Staff of the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, 444 pp, $28, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1975.

Arch Surg. 1976;111(7):833. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1976.01360250109031

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Abstract

In commemoration of the centennial of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, one of the largest children's hospitals in the world, the surgical staff of the hospital have compiled this comprehensive volume concerning the care of the injured child. Trauma continues to be the leading cause of death and disability in childhood, and this volume is one of the few reference books available concerned with both the general and specific aspects of trauma as they relate specifically to children. The 47 contributing authors from a wide variety of surgical, medical, and support services indicate the importance of teamwork in providing total care for the injured child. The excellent section on musculoskeletal injuries includes a discussion of first aid and emergency care as well as definitive surgical management. The management of injuries attributed to child abuse is discussed both from the medical and legal point of view. In addition to

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