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March 1954

The Surgery of Infancy and Childhood: Its Principles and Techniques.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1954;93(3):478-479. doi:10.1001/archinte.1954.00240270164025

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"The Surgery of Infancy and Childhood," by Robert E. Gross, should be read and studied by all pediatricians, general practitioners, and surgeons. The essentials in embryology, etiology, and clinical findings in this age group are most interestingly presented, with many diagrams, x-ray reproductions, and photographs of patients and pathological specimens, so that each subject is superbly presented. Methods of treatment are well discussed, and the tremendous clinical experiences are well edited and tabulated so as to indicate clearly to the reader the preferred methods of treatment. The descriptions and illustrations of surgical techniques used are unexcelled. There are 64 chapters, delving into practically all surgical problems of the premature infant, the infant, and the child (neurosurgery, orthopedic, and ear, nose, and throat surgery excluded). The chapter concerning preoperative and postoperative care should be a stimulus and guide to all pediatric surgical services. The common surgical problems of childhood are not

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