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August 3, 1946

Surgical Treatment of the Motor Skeletal System

JAMA. 1946;131(14):1179. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870310075025

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This is a new work devoted to treatment of various disorders of the bones, muscles, tendons, joints and bursae. The book is divided into sections, of which there are fourteen and which are in turn subdivided into forty-four subsections written by a distinguished group of authors. Probably in no other field of surgery are there so many varieties of technics and appliances as are to be found in that known as orthopedics. The editors have carefully recognized this fact and have limited the material to that which is wholly pertinent to modern treatment. Discussion of diagnosis and etiology is scanty, therefore. As is usually the case, the sections containing general principles are among the most valuable, and in this instance section 22, on general discussions of fractures, dislocations and other trauma, is lucid and informative. In general descriptions of surgical technic are adequate and confined to one or two useful

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