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December 8, 1962

Pediatric Surgery. Volumes 1 and 2

JAMA. 1962;182(10):1063. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050490087030

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In the past decade, there has been a tremendous surge of interest in the surgical care of infants and children. As a consequence, many excellent books and papers have been published on this subject; of all of these, this book is undoubtly the most thorough and complete to date. Its five editors all have a wide experience in general surgery besides a particularly excellent knowledge of the surgery of children. As a consequence, this book has a very broad base, which makes it easily understandable not only to the specialist in pediatric surgery, but also to the general surgeon, pediatrician, and general practitioner.

The organization of the subject matter is excellent. The illustrations, particularly the photographs, are well done and clear. Each chapter is preceded by several pages of colored photographs representing interesting cases on the subject matter which follows; this creates additional interest for the reader.

Besides the five