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August 10, 1940

The Foot and Ankle: Their Injuries, Diseases, Deformities and Disabilities

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By Philip Lewin, M.D., F.A.C.S., Associate Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago. Cloth. Price, $9. Pp. 620, with 303 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1940

JAMA. 1940;115(6):481-482. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810320061030

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Here is a book filled to overrunning with a great deal of valuable and interesting information concerning the foot and the ankle. The author's first paragraph in the preface gives the key to the book: "The purpose of this book is to guide the student, general practitioner, industrial surgeon and younger orthopedic surgeon in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, deformities and disabilities of the foot and ankle. It presents in natural sequence and concise language the underlying principles of etiology, pathology, diagnosis and treatment of congenital, static, infectious, paralytic and other lesions. Traumatic lesions including fractures, dislocations and industrial conditions are given special attention. I endeavored at the outset to describe and illustrate everything that could happen to a human foot and ankle, but I soon found that it would make two volumes or one that was unwieldy."

A foreword by Dr. Michael Hoke, wherein he pays tribute to

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