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September 27, 1958

Surgery in Infancy and Childhood: A Handbook for Medical Students and General Practitioners

JAMA. 1958;168(4):471. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000040107025

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This book is dedicated to the nursing staff of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, Scotland. The authors' purpose is to introduce to the senior medical student some of the surgical problems encountered in infancy and childhood. It is not intended as a reference book for pediatric or other surgeons. It is based, primarily, on a series of lectures and demonstrations. It is unfortunate that no bibliography was included. Line drawings, sketches, roentgenograms, and photographs (some in color) are well placed, well chosen, and informative. The subjects considered include surgery infancy and childhood; preoperative care, anesthesia, and postoperative care; trauma; infection; bone; hemangioma and lymphangioma; the esophagus; the stomach; intestinal obstruction in the newborn infant, abdominal pain in infancy and childhood; intestine, colon, rectum, and anus; the umbilicus; testis and epididymis; hernia and hydrocele; liver and spleen; genitourinary system; the thorax; the head; face, mouth, and jaws; the

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