ed 4, edited by Kenneth J. Welch, Judson G. Randolph, Mark M. Ravitch, et al, 1547 pp, with illus, $250, Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers Inc, 1986.
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The fourth edition of Pediatric Surgery lives up to the high standards established by the first three editions. This two-volume text is the most comprehensive work currently published in pediatric surgery. The book was edited by five highly respected, actively practicing pediatric surgeons, with chapter contributions from 149 authors, most of whom are experts in their fields. Almost all the chapters are inclusive monographs. They begin with a historic perspective, go on to cover technical details, and finish with future directions. Thirty-three new chapters have been added, eg, on teratology, prenatal diagnosis, and respiratory support. Some chapters are simple overviews and are too brief to give more than a smattering of knowledge of the field. However, all chapters include extensive references if further background is required. To make room, the book has been streamlined. It was improved by reductions in its previously heavy contributions in cardiac surgery; orthopedics; ophthalmology; neurosurgery;
GREENHOLZ SK, LILLY JR. Pediatric Surgery. Arch Surg. 1988;123(1):125. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400250135034