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January 26, 1935

Osteomyelitis: Its Pathogenesis, Symptomatology and Treatment

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By Abraham O. Wilensky, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.S., Attending Surgeon to the Bronx Hospital and Dispensary, New York. Cloth. Price, $9. Pp. 454, with 104 illustrations. New York: Macmillan Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1935;104(4):343. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760040075036

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The author bases his book on the conception that the pathologic changes which occur in cases of osteomyelitis are of vascular origin and are to a large degree mechanistically determined. He has delved into the field of bacterial infection, neurology, otology, rhinology and the history of medicine. He has taken much from his writings that have appeared in many periodicals and from numerous other sources. The historical development of knowledge concerning osteomyelitis is an interesting chapter. The author likes the Orr treatment but does not like the use of maggots. It is surprising that the work of Starr, a pioneer whose work forms a milestone in the pathogenesis and rational early treatment of osteomyelitis, has been entirely neglected. His name does not even appear in the index. Nor does the name of Platt appear. The work of Dean Lewis appears in four places, which are purely statistical. The excellent work

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