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Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery

EDITED BY

John M. Hutson

AO, MD DSc, (Melb), MD (Monash), FRACS, FAAP
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Chair of Paediatric Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

 

Michael O'Brien

PhD, FRCSI (Paed)
Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Chief of Division of Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

 

Spencer W. Beasley

MS, FRACS
Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
Clinical Director, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

 

Warwick J. Teague

DPhil Oxon, FRACS
Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

 

Sebastian K. King

PhD, FRACS (Paed)
Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

SEVENTH EDITION




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Contributors

Spencer W. Beasley, MS, FRACS
Professor of Paediatric Surgery, Christchurch School
of Medicine, University of Otago
Clinical Director,Department fo Paediatric Surgery,
Christchurch Hospital
Christchurch, New Zealand

Robert Berkowitz, MD, FRACS
Department of Otolaryngology
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Thomas Clarnette, MD, FRACS
Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Joe Crameri, FRACS
Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

James E. Elder, FRACO, FRACS
Department of Ophthalmology
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Kerr Graham, MD, FRCS (Ed)
Professor of Orthopaedics
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Anthony Holmes, FRACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery;
Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery Department
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

John M. Hutson, AO, MD, DSc (Melb), MD (Monash), FRACS, FAAP
Department of Paediatrics
University of Melbourne
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
and
Chair of Paediatric Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Bruce R. Johnstone, FRACS
Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Sebastian K. King, PhD, FRACS
Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital,
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Wirginia J. Maixner, FRACS
Neuroscience Centre
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Michael O'Brien, PhD, FRCSI (Paed)
Department of Paediatric Urology
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Anthony J. Penington, FRACS
Professor of Plastic Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Russell G. Taylor, FRACS
Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Warwick J. Teague, DPhil (Oxon), FRACS
Department of Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery
Royal Children's Hospital
Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Foreword to the First Edition

The progressive increase in the body of information relative to the surgical specialities has come to present a vexing problem in the instruction of medical students. There is only enough time in the medical curriculum to present an overview to them, and in textbook material, one is reduced either to synoptic sections in textbooks of surgery or to the speciality too detailed for the student or the non-specialist in complete and authoritative textbooks.

There has long been a need for a book of modest size dealing with paediatric surgery in a way suited to the requirements of the medical student, general practitioner and paediatrician. Peter G. Jones and his associates from the distinguished and productive group at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne have succeeded in meeting this need. The book could have been entitled Surgical Conditions in Infancy and Childhood, for it deals with children and their afflictions, their symptoms, diagnosis and treatment rather than surgery as such. The reader is told when and how urgently an operation is required, and enough about the nature of the procedure to understand its risks and appreciate its results. This is what students need to know and what paediatricians and general practitioners need to be refreshed on.

Many of the chapters are novel, in that they deal not with categorical diseases but with the conditions that give rise to a specific symptom – Vomiting in the First Month of Life, The Jaundiced Newborn Baby, Surgical Causes of Failure to Thrive. The chapter on genetic counselling is a model of information and good sense.

The book is systematic and thorough. A clean style, logical sequential discussions and avoidance of esoterica allow the presentation of substantial information over the entire field of paediatric surgery in this comfortable-sized volume with well-chosen illustrations and carefully selected bibliography. Many charts and tables, original in conception, enhance the clear presentation.

Mark M. Ravitch

Professor of Paediatric Surgery

University of Pennsylvania