Editor, James E. M. Thomson, M.D. Associate Editor, Walter P. Blount, M.D., Chairman of the Instructional Section. Cloth. Price, $7.50. Pp. 255, with illustrations. J. W. Edwards, 300 John St., Ann Arbor, Mich., 1948.
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This book, the second volume of Regional Orthopedic Surgery and Fundamental Orthopedic Problems, comprises some of the lectures delivered at the 1947 Annual Instructional Course sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The opening lecture, dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of primary malignant tumors of bone, is written in a clear and concise manner. A short article reiterating some of the most salient points in reconstruction of the hand is of special interest. Among the papers dealing with lesions in the cervical region, the controversial scalenus anticus syndrome is discussed from an anatomic point of view. Opinion has since crystallized, and the prolapsed cervical disk and costoclavicular syndrome have their staunch adherents. This section is followed by one dealing with low back pain—some of the surgical concepts will not find favor in every quarter. Three excellent lectures on congenital dislocation of the hip, by orthopedic surgeons eminent
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Presents Lectures on Regional Orthopaedic Surgery and Fundamental Orthopaedic Problems. Number II. Selected from the Instructional Courses of the Fourteenth Annual Assembly, Chicago, January 25-30, 1947. JAMA. 1949;140(16):1307-1308. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900510057027