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September 27, 1947

Bone and Bones: Fundamentals of Bone Biology

JAMA. 1947;135(4):258. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890040060036

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It is unusual for a book of this nature to be the product of two physicians, one an anatomist, the other a pathologist, who are primarily associated with schools of dentistry. A tremendous amount of study, research and effort has been incorporated in it and the result is the best survey of bone biology, pathology and histology yet published. Confusion exists among bone pathologists, particularly with regard to the classification of tumors and the fate of aseptically necrotic bone. The authors present these controversial subjects in a simplified manner, and any student can understand the clear language used. The chapter on development of bones is concise, with an excellent conception of membranous and enchondral ossification. A large number of well chosen high power photomicrographs serve as unusually effective illustrations for the text material. The pathologic conditions presented are described and discussed in a brief and logical manner. The list of

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