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This volume, by an Edinburgh orthopedic surgeon who has had considerable training and experience in American orthopedic surgery, is a valuable contribution. The author gives the student an understanding of the scope, principles and essential details of orthopedic surgery in relation to the study of pathology and general medicine and surgery. He emphasizes the early recognition and treatment of conditions that usually lead to deformity and disability. The first part of the book, which should be read by every one interested in this subject, is devoted to a study of bodily mechanics and posture with reference to the body as a whole as the basis for the restoration of function. He presents the point of view of Goldthwaite on the structural and functional conceptions of disease. He discusses the various anatomic types and the importance of reconstructing the patient with chronic conditions such as arthritis. Physical education in relation to
Orthopædic Surgery.. JAMA. 1927;88(1):51. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680270051028