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Message of the
Pediatric Patient to the
Pediatric Surgeon

“Please exercise the greatest gentleness with my miniature tissues and try to correct the deformity at the first operation.


Give me the blood and the proper amount of fluid and electrolytes; add plenty of oxygen to the anaesthesia, and I will show you that I can tolerate a terrific amount of surgery.

You will be surprised at the spread of my recovery, and I shall always be grateful to you.”

The Surgeon and the Child.


Willis J. Potts, 1959

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