Dr. Gross' 1953 monograph on pediatric surgery was a classic. In recent years widespread hope for a revised edition had waned, but this excellent new volume should be a valuable compromise. An atlas of operative methods has particular significance when it reflects the practices of a surgeon of extensive clinical experience and unsurpassed technical ability.
This is a handsome collection of halftone and line drawings matched on the facing page by lucid, orderly descriptions of most of the operations frequently performed in the general and cardiovascular surgery of infants and children. It has updated and expanded many operative illustrations and descriptions from the superb 1953 book. Some drawings that appear almost unchanged sport new labels and a clarity and sharpness that indicate new plates.
The artists' work is superior and the reproduction exceptional on quality paper. There are from 5 to 12 figures on each of the 83 full pages