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The use of judicious operative procedures in infants and children presumes an appreciation of knowledge peculiar to that age period. The author has attempted to present this information in a textbook covering pediatric surgery systematically. Practically all the conventional subjects except fractures are included in the scope of the book. Chapters on anesthesia, blood transfusions, cleft lip and palate, thoracic surgery, genitourinary surgery and neurosurgery are contributed by colleagues of the author. These are well done and materially contribute to the book. The author has been left the task of epitomizing the rest of the field of pediatric surgery. This is a difficult assignment in the space permitted in one volume and he has done it creditably. The common surgical conditions in infants and children are for the most part well handled. The section on congenital malformations of the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract could be expanded, as this
Pediatric Surgery. JAMA. 1939;112(5):468. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800050082036
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