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April 1965

Pediatric Procedures.

Am J Dis Child. 1965;109(4):379. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020381029

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The pages are 6½ inch by 10 inch in size. The binding and the printing and illustrations are excellently done. It comes at a time of great need. As we reexamine various aspects of treatment we find it has not kept pace with other scientific developments. The author points out that "one might be amazed to find that most pediatric training programs offer little formal instruction in the routine technical procedures." Since many procedures are relegated to the least trained members of the house staff, it is well for the procedures to be collected into one volume. The nursing profession has recognized the need for written procedures. It is ideal to have written pediatric procedures generally available. All pediatric departments of hospitals or universities would do well either to accept this book as their procedure book or to adopt other written procedures for the untrained and developing physician. Particularly

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