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March 28, 2001

OrthopedicsThe Story of Orthopaedics

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Mercer Rang, 587 pp, with illus, $79, ISBN 0-7216-7141-1, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(12):1643-1644. doi:10.1001/jama.285.12.1643-JBK0328-5-1

To understand a science it is necessary to know its history. Auguste Comte (1798-1857)

Mercer Rang is professor of surgery at the University of Toronto and senior attending surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children and Bloorview MacMillan Centre there, where he specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery. Dr Rang has already demonstrated his expertise in his chosen specialty with his books Children's Fractures (Lippincott 1974, 1983) and The Art and Practice of Children's Orthopaedics (Raven 1993, coauthor Dennis R. Wenger) and has treated us to his scientific inquisitiveness in his Anthology of Orthopaedics (E & S Livingstone, 1966), a collection of orthopedic biographies and papers, which no doubt inspired and laid the ground work for The Story of Orthopaedics.

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