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Pediatric Surgery

John D. Burrington, MD
JAMA. 1987;257(17):2361. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03390170117040.
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This handsome two-volume work is beautifully produced and remains the largest single repository of information relative to pediatric surgery. Its production, roentgenograms, and layout are all superbly done. At 14 1/2 pounds, however, it is considerably heavier than many pediatric surgery patients, and it will probably find a place only in libraries and in the offices of practicing pediatric surgeons.

Any work with 150 or so authors has problems with organization and balance, and Pediatric Surgery is no exception. There are some omissions, and many statements are far from widely accepted. The section on ear, nose, and throat surgery, for instance, has two beautiful Max Brodel illustrations dated 1916 and published in 1917. Although the anatomy of the oropharynx has not changed in the intervening years, anesthesia has. The drawing depicts an old mouth gag designed for ether-insufflation anesthesia, and there is no evidence of an endotracheal tube. This technique

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