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February 10, 1951

Post-Graduate Lectures on Orthopedic Diagnosis and Indications

JAMA. 1951;145(6):446. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920240082039

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These lectures by a master clinician and teacher are presented to the student of orthopedic surgery as a résumé of more than 30 years' experience. The material is in the lecture form given to graduate students. Steindler assumes a personal responsibility for all opinions, as required in the classroom. His responsibility for decision and advice does not permit any ambiguity. The lectures cover diagnosis and indications for treatment. They lead the student through the fundamental sciences to an understanding of the clinical situation, which enables him to build a sound basis for treatment. Numerous case histories bring out specific situations and the answers to the problems presented. The author delves into the history of orthopedic progress in some particular subjects, such as congenital dislocation of the hip and scoliosis. In presenting orthopedic advances of the past, Steindler not only stimulates independent thinking but also checks those "rediscoveries" of old facts

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