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The author is an outstanding specialist and has made many contributions to orthopedic surgery. He writes clearly and is an accurate observer. In this edition he has added 10 short sections to the text. The book contains many clear instructive line drawings. Some roentgenograms have been retained; other illustrations have been redrawn.
In a few places, the book is not up-to-date. This may be attributed to the fact that some current methods are controversial. In the treatment of tuberculosis of bones and joints no mention is made of the nicotinamides. Under the local treatment of arthritic joints there is no mention of the use of hydrocortisone (compound F). The author also fails to mention the use of probenecid (Benemid) in the treatment of gout. No mention is made of phenylbutazone (Butazolidin) in the treatment of arthritis and allied conditions. Injuries of the lumbar intervertebral disks are allotted only two pages,
Handbook of Orthopaedic Surgery.. JAMA. 1953;152(8):773. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690080117040