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The subject is divided into seven parts: (1) joint cartilage; (2) the fibrocartilaginous appearance next to the joint surface, that is to say, cushion-swelling-pad-cap, the marginal bourrelets and the menisci; (3) the synovial lining of the joint cavity; (4) the joint cavity and the synovia which lubricates it; (5) the fibrous deposits of the joint, i. e., in the capsule and its ligaments; (6) the innervation of the joint, and (7) the periarticular connective tissue. The author describes an ingenious apparatus called the elastometer, which he uses to determine the elasticity of the joint cartilage. The value of the manuscript is enhanced by some fine microscopic, histologic and schematic representations.
Physiologie générale des articulations à l'état normal et pathologique. JAMA. 1938;110(3):234. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790030068035