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By W. Ch. Hecker (auth.), Professor Dr. Peter Paul Rickham M.D., M.S., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.S.I., F.R.A.C.S., D.C.H., F.A.A.P. (eds.)

At first sight it might probably seem unusual quantity of development in Pediatric surgical procedure may be dedicated to the historical past of our uniqueness. One assumes that growth is anxious basically with fresh advancements while heritage offers with issues of the earlier. notwithstanding, some time past there has additionally been huge growth within the improvement of our comprehend­ ing of paediatric surgical difficulties, differently we might no longer have professional­ gressed to our current achievements. The editors, consequently, don't express regret for compiling this quantity yet, to the contrary, believe that the booklet of this quantity is such a lot well timed. smooth paediatric surgical procedure has now been practised for 3 genera­ tions. The handful of pioneers who have been the founders of our strong point labored as a rule earlier than the final international conflict. a couple of dozen of the inter­ mediary new release all started paintings instantly after the warfare, whereas the recent iteration who're now dominating our area of expertise has to be counted in millions. components have appreciably altered paediatric surgical procedure as practised by means of the middleman and the current new release of surgeons.

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He also advocates the evacuation of fluid by one or multiple T incisions (Fig. 2). Moreover, he describes the knife to be used, which was slightly curved with a blunt end. It ought to be said that this last description is practically the verbatim translation of what was written by Paul of Aegina, although no mention is made of a H-shaped incision. Albucasis may have described this treatment for completeness and not from his personal experience, which was rather unfavorable. Another interesting point is that he did not mention spina bifida in association with hydrocephalus in the neonates he did observe.

Parrot and Saint-Germain also separated newborn infants from the rest of the children and studied the special pathology of pediatric diseases. However, it must be added that Rendu and Grancher, Louis Pasteur's close friends, helped a lot in this field. Both of them worked with SaintGermain in Enfants-Malades. In 1899 the town council of Paris founded a pediatric and an orthopedic clinic in Enfants-Malades. Kirmisson, appointed as the first professor, started the second glorious period of Enfants-Malades.

There was one surgeon-in-chief from 1900 to 1932, and two associate surgeons, who seem to have been very slow in changing their accustomed routines. With a new chief surgeon, Einar Perman, appointed in 1932, the 100 Years of Pediatric Surgery in Stockholm, with Personal Memories from the Last 50 Years 21 earlier trend changed into a rapid development. A marked increase also occurred in the volume of malformation surgery, mainly cleft lips and palates, and abdominal neonatal surgery. This was enhanced by the organized centralization of the treatment of congenital anomalies from a major part of Sweden at the Lovisa Hospital, by the excellent work of pediatric consultants at the major maternity units, and by the increasing attendance (more than 90% of all infants and small children) at the child welfare centers.

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