As an exception to the rule of selecting only sites of paediatric surgical interest, we recommend a visit to this journal although (unfortunately ?) no paediatric surgeons are, at least for the moment, among the contributors. The visit is particularly worthwhile in case of depression after an heavy work day or in case of lack of inspiration for further studies. It will be then possible to have details on "The gentle art of political taxidermy", or on "Alteration of the platelet serotonin transporter in romantic love," or else how "carefully collecting, classifying, and contemplating which kinds of containers his patients chose when submitting urine samples". The list of the IgNobel prizes awarded by the Journal boasts gems as "The collapse of toilets in Glasgow Public Health" or "The Relationship Among Height, Penile Length, and Foot Size" as well as "The Effects of Unilateral Forced Nostril Breathing on Cognition" (by the way, all these papers before being awarded the IgNobel prize have actually been published !).
Full text is available from issue 3/2000. Subscribers of the printed journal can easily register to get free access to the full text online version. Abstracts are available free.
Pediatric Surgery International (with access limitations)Abstracts only available for volume 12 (1997); full text available from volume n. 13 onwards (1998)