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May 21, 1955

Operative Orthopedic Clinics

JAMA. 1955;158(3):236. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960030086030

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The authors' intent in this book to take other surgeons into the operating room for a close-up view of surgical procedures and techniques, in part, fills a long-felt need. The subject matter, except the section on fractures, is sufficiently wide in scope but is presented in such a manner that the reader on the one hand must wade through a maze of verbosity to get information and on the other is left in suspense for additional advice. The method of presentation includes a short description of gross findings followed by an edited operative record of the surgeon in a given procedure, with case reports bringing out the variety of choices available in certain conditions. Desirable minor technicalities, frequently omitted in textbooks, are included. This point, however, needs even more emphasis in this type of publication. Each case report is followed by remarks of the authors in a conversational vein, often

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