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May 1979

Atlas of Surgery in the First Six Months of Life

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Washington, DC

Arch Surg. 1979;114(5):642. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370290092024

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Dr Redo has put together a very neat atlas about surgical procedures for infants 6 month of age and younger. The book is concise and the format of having the explanatory text on the left page and the illustration on the right page is clean and readable. Perhaps it is inherent in an atlas of surgery that areas of surgical controversy are presented with no alternatives; ie, in the approach to duodenal atresia, direct anastomosis and plastic procedures are possible and often useful. Vertical vs transverse incisions and the method of closure with and without through and through sutures are controversial, and elucidation of the alternative methods would be helpful. In the discussion of intestinal anastomoses, it would be helpful to the general surgeon and the resident surgeon as well as students reading this volume if the indications and applications to various aspects of surgical abnormalities of the newborn were

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