By Robert Carachi, Dan G. Young, Cenk Buyukunal
This publication offers an authoritative assessment of the worldwide improvement of surgical paediatrics. Biographical debts of key those that built this fairly new area of expertise, lots of whom at the moment are family names, are provided. The compendium additionally recognizes the big contribution of imaging (ultrasound/MRI and puppy scans), minimum invasive surgical procedure, and fetal surgical procedure, in addition to the function of similar journals and institutions, within the growth of surgical paediatrics. the various participants were instrumental to the advance of surgical paediatrics of their respective international locations, and feature enormous around the world impression at the administration of youngsters requiring surgical care. via their necessary perception and first-hand adventure, this publication not just shines a gentle at the earlier achievements of earlier generations of paediatric surgeons, but additionally serves as a version to motivate destiny generations to do likewise.
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Hamilton Russell. from the Alfred Hospital, his love of children drew him back and he returned to the active staff of the RCH in 1920 for 5 more years. Sadly, he was killed in a motor car accident in 1933. He was also a gifted pianist and his specific contributions to paediatric surgery covered a wide spectrum, but he was best known for his insistence that almost all, if not all, inguinal hernias in infancy and childhood were due to the persistence of a patent processus vaginalis, and that surgery only required the removal of the sac.
3. Clubbe CPB. The Diagnosis and Treatment of Intussusception. Young J Pentland, Edinburgh, 1907. 4. Hipsley PL. Intussusception and its treatment by hydrostatic pressure: Based on an analysis of 100 consecutive cases so treated. Med J Aust 1926;2:201. 5. McKay DG, Fowler R Jr, Barnett JS. The pathogenesis and treatment of primary hydrocoeles in infancy and childhood. Aust NZ J Surg 1958;28:1. 6. Russell RH. The etiology and treatment of inguinal hernia in the young. Lancet 1988;2:1353. qxd 3/2/2009 4:56 PM Page 35 3rd Reading Australia 35 7.
During the 1920’s and 1930’s in Australia, it was not easy to establish a surgical practice, and a number of surgeons who later became very successful and prominent surgeons had accepted appointments in Children’s Hospitals only until they secured an appointment in an adult Teaching Hospital. qxd 3/2/2009 4:56 PM Page 16 3rd Reading 16 E. D. Smith committed entirely to the surgery of children, did not emerge until after WW2. Ample records exist as to the spectrum of surgical conditions encountered.
A History of Surgical Paediatrics by Robert Carachi, Dan G. Young, Cenk Buyukunal