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This is the first of a five volume set on orthopedic surgery edited by two of the leading orthopedic surgeons of France and written by sixty-four well known collaborators. The first volume contains a discussion on physiology, pathology and therapeutics in general. Orthopedic surgical treatment and its evolution are described. Congenital malformations of the extremities, including their development, congenital hypertrophy defects and deformities due to amniotic disturbances and aplasia are discussed. The normal and pathologic histology of bone substances and bone structure, reparative ossification and heterotopic ossification, closed and open fractures, fractures with malunion, compound fractures, fractures with vicious consolidation and pseudarthrosis, traumatic separation of the epiphyses, osteomyelitis in adolescents and osteomyelitis in infants are considered. The second part contains a discussion on the spine and the lower extremities. There is a section on amputations and procedures to equalize the length of the legs and a small section on shoes
Traité de chirurgie orthopédique. JAMA. 1937;109(3):232. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780290054036