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December 1936

Surgical Emergencies in Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(6):1516-1517. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140060226020

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The author covers a field in which there is not already a multiplicity of books, and he describes in one volume methods for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions reports of which are ordinarily found scattered throughout various surgical textbooks and other literature.

The material is based on broad clinical observation and a wealth of clinical material, and the suggestions are practical and clearcut. The author has avoided encumbering the text with subjects which have a controversial nature and has followed the plan of giving the one method of treatment for each condition which in his experience has produced the best results. He has adhered rather strictly to his subject, making no reference to conditions which under ordinary circumstances would not be considered emergencies. This has resulted in a clear, concise text, the value of which as a handbook for quick reference is enhanced by an excellent index. It is

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