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June 24, 1933

Surgical Pathology of the Diseases of Bones.

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By Arthur E. Hertzler, M.D., Surgeon to the Agnes Hertzler Memorial Hospital, Halstead, Kansas. Hertzler's Monographs on Surgical Pathology. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 272, with 211 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1931.

JAMA. 1933;100(25):2041. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740250063031

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The author gives a clear exposition of all the chief diseases and tumors of bone. The acute inflammatory diseases of bone are divided into those resulting from infection from without and those of the blood-borne type. A chapter is added on osteomyelitis in special regions. The clinical features and the gross and microscopic pathology are excellently handled. As in the rest of the book, treatment is not emphasized and the author confines himself strictly to the pathologic features of the disease which he feels will be of benefit to the clinical surgeon. The chapters devoted to chronic inflammation of bone and to specific infection are perhaps too brief. Paget's disease and von Recklinghausen's osteitis fibrosa cystica are included in these chapters with questionable justification. The more common conditions of chronic osteomyelitis, Brodie's abscess, Garre's sclerosing osteitis, tuberculosis and syphilis are well described. A brief review is given of bone diseases

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