By Fred H. Albee, M.D., LL.D., Sc.D., President, International College of Surgeons. Assisted by Alexander Kushner, M.D., B.Sc. Cloth. Price, $7.50. Pp. 403, with 297 illustrations. New York & London: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1940.
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This is an excellent book on the technic of bone graft surgery in disease, injury and deformity. It does not lend itself well to a critical review because much of its content deals with detailed discussions of technic. The methods advised by Dr. Albee are ingenious and well described. Nevertheless, they are often intricate and the surgeon who has only a superficial training in bone surgery may well find himself in difficulty when attempting some of the cabinetmaker methods sometimes recommended by Dr. Albee. However, this is no real reason for criticism of the publication. The following quotation from the author's preface pretty well outlines the scope of the book:
It is now over twenty-five years since I set myself to the task of writing the first book published in any language upon the sole subject of bone graft surgery. Since that time, the trustworthiness of such work has been
Bone Graft Surgery in Disease, Injury and Deformity. JAMA. 1941;116(16):1880. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820160132031