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June 15, 1940

Orthopedic Operations: Indications, Technique and End Results

JAMA. 1940;114(24):2408. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810240062024

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To orthopedic surgeons, this is one of the most welcome books that has appeared in English. Steindler is generally recognized to be one of the leaders of orthopedic surgery in the United States, learned, conscientious and trustworthy. His diagnostic ability, his clear interpretation of indications, his excellent surgical technic, his mature and careful judgment and his truthfulness in stating his end results are conceded and widely praised. Although the book is entitled "Orthopedic Operations," it contains much more than the title indicates, representing an experience of thirty-five years, limited to orthopedic deformities and diseases.

The book is divided into three parts: (1) The indications for various operations, (2) the technic of such operations and (3) the end results following the operations. The author discusses the plans and principles of procedure and the technic of execution and he presents his final judgment not on the operation but on the results. Many

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