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April 1954

The Surgery of Infancy and Childhood: Its Principles and Techniques

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(4):523. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090511019

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Here, indeed, is a book which fills a great gap in medical literature. It not only deals with the surgical problems which the family physician, pediatrician, and surgeon meet in routine practice, but also covers unusual surgical conditions of infancy and childhood. The most important features of congenital deformities of the newborn amenable to surgical correction are covered in the text and by illustrations.

It is possible to stress only a few of the outstanding features of this most timely book. The text is clear, well written, to the point, practical, and notably free of filler. The illustrations are appropriate and well reproduced. An occasional illustration adds the zest of human interest.

It is a book which should be required reading—word for word—by every general surgeon. It should be at every pediatrician's side as a guide to the type of surgery which will yield the best results in children, especially

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