Par R. Leriche, Professeur de clinique chirurgicale à la Faculté de Strasbourg, et A. Policard, Professeur d'histologie à la Faculté de Lyon. Paper. Price, 28 francs. Pp. 229, with 29 illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1926.
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Dedicated to Leopold Ollier, one of the pioneers of modern physiology of bone, this work deals with the evolution of bone in health and in disease. The authors have collaborated for many years, and the substance of their many joint journalistic articles relating to a great variety of interesting practical topics connected with bone is included in this book. For many years, too, we have been so accustomed to the keen pleasure afforded by the investigations of histologic structure by Policard that little surprise is excited from the excellence of the accounts here of the normal structure, evolution and significance of bone, of the physicochemical basis of ossification, and of the mechanism of resorption of bone. The chapters on the changes in transplanted bone, heterotopic ossification and repair of fractures have great practical value. The thoroughness and critical way in which the literature is reviewed, and the faculty the authors
Les problémes de la physiologie normale et pathologique de l'os.. JAMA. 1926;87(8):610. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680080076036