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April 1, 1933

Précis clinique et opératoire de chirurgie infantile.

JAMA. 1933;100(13):1060-1061. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740130064036

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The first edition of Ombrédanne's monograph on clinical and operative pediatric surgery appeared in 1923. The book is one of a set known as the Collection de précis médicaux, consisting of short works or compendiums especially for students and physicians who desire a concise volume. Although prepared in a handy size and as a compendium, this edition covers so many pages that, in combination with comparatively small type, it is in reality a textbook. It is well illustrated. The material is divided into two parts. The first part, covering about 250 pages, deals with general pathology. After a short discussion concerning the question of anesthesia, preparation for operation, hemostasis and postoperative complications, this section ends with a discussion of rapid death occurring postoperatively with pallor and hyperthermia, a condition that occurs most frequently in infants between the ages of 6 days and 6 months, less often during the last six

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