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August 14, 1937

Quelques vérités premières (ou soidisant telles) en chirurgie infantile

JAMA. 1937;109(7):529-530. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780330057029

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This little volume, entitled "Some Fundamental Truths (or So-Called Ones) in the Surgery of Children," appears as one of a collection of monographs published under the editorial direction of Louis Ombrédanne and Noël Fiessinger. The former, well known in this country through his "Précis clinique et opératoire de chirurgie infantile," is the author of this contribution, which consists of a great number of extremely practical facts of surgical diagnosis, differential diagnosis, surgical indications and treatment of surgical conditions in infants and young children. These facts have been accumulated from the author's extensive experience in children's surgery and he presents them as maxims, much in the manner of Napoleon's maxims of war. They are presented in six chapters. Chapter I deals with generalities—anesthesia, postoperative complications, fractures and epiphyseal separations, burns, diseases of bone, and tumors. The remaining chapters present the facts regionally, chapter II dealing with the face and neck, chapter

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