By Robert Carachi, Dan G. Young, Cenk Buyukunal

This ebook presents an authoritative evaluation of the worldwide improvement of surgical paediatrics. Biographical money owed of key those that built this quite new uniqueness, lots of whom at the moment are loved ones 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 position of similar journals and institutions, within the growth of surgical paediatrics. a few of the members were instrumental to the advance of surgical paediatrics of their respective international locations, and feature enormous around the globe effect at the administration of youngsters requiring surgical care. via their priceless perception and first-hand event, this ebook not just shines a mild at the prior achievements of earlier generations of paediatric surgeons, but additionally serves as a version to motivate destiny generations to do likewise.

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1. Portrait of R. 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.

He remained as Head of Cardiac Surgery until Tim Cartmill was appointed and Douglas became Head of the Department of Surgery at the hospital in 1971. He was a pioneer in the early development of cardiac surgery in eastern Australia, and published papers on oesophageal surgery, tracheopexy, portal hypertension and solid tumours. A. C. Bowring (Fig. 8) was another major influence in the Sydney scene. qxd 3/2/2009 4:56 PM Page 25 3rd Reading Australia 25 Fig. 8. A. C. (Toby) Bowring. surgery as the first in New South Wales in 1956.

D. Smith on orthopaedic management of spina bifida), later with Robert Dickens; George Westlake and Peter Clarke, and later by Roger Mee in Cardiac Surgery; Clive Pyman and John Floyd, and later by Warner Mooney in Oto-laryngology; Roger Hall and Alan Parker in Paediatric Dentristry; Dr Margaret (Gretta) McClelland, who had been leading a very experienced team of paediatric anesthetists since 1947 was appointed Director of Anaesthesia in 1956, followed by John Stocks as Director in 1970 and Kestor Brown in 1974.

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