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April 10, 1937

Surgical Emergencies in Children

JAMA. 1937;108(15):1294. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780150068035

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Abstract

This small book is a pithy exposition of the thoughtful conclusions of a careful and experienced worker in the surgery of childhood. It is of great interest to the practicing surgeon and a valuable guide to the pediatrician and general practitioner, but its small size precludes its use in the actual instruction in surgery. The volume is a very wise consideration of this subject. Particularly good is the section on intussusception, although it is to be regretted that mention of A. H. Montgomery's short circuiting operation in irreducible intussusception is omitted. The Orr treatment of osteomyelitis is praised. Although the tannic acid treatment of burns is adequately described, no mention is made of the Aldrich gentian violet method. The wisdom of splinting in extension to prevent burn contractures is questionable, and the author's adherence to the Sayre dressing for fractures of the clavicle might be objected to. The illustrations, while

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