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Pediatric Surgery

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(4):388. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100090162026.
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The second edition of Pediatric Surgery should easily maintain its eminence as the best comprehensive textbook of pediatric surgery. It is that good. The excellent 1962 first edition has been effectively revised and expanded in the 7½-year interval. Ten chapters have been rewritten by new authors, 17 new chapter topics have been added, and most of the others have been extensively revised. The scope of these volumes is encyclopedic, reflecting the role of pediatric surgery as perhaps the last remaining stronghold of the truly general surgeon. Although several rare conditions seem to receive an unwarranted amount of space, the quality of the essays is a redeeming feature. The traditional areas of the pediatric surgeon, thoracic, abdominal, and genitourinary, are quite comprehensively presented, and pertinent contributions in the fields of plastic, orthopedic, otolaryngological, and neurologic surgery are of excellent caliber. Discussion of the surgical management of cardiac problems is concise and


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