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December 13, 1952

Congenital Dysplasia of the Hip Joint and Sequelae (in the Newborn and Early Postnatal Life).

Author Affiliations

By Vernon L. Hart, M.D., F.A.C.S., Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Publication number 102, American Lecture Series, monograph in American Lectures in Surgery. Edited by Michael E. De Bakey, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Chairman, Department of Surgery, Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and R. Glen Spurling, M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Division of Orthopedic Surgery, editor: Robert P. Kelly, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Chairman, Section on Orthopedics, Emory University Hospital, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Cloth. $5. Pp. 187, with 83 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill.; Blackwell Scientific Publications, Ltd., 49 Broad St., Oxford, England; Ryerson Press, 299 Queen St., W., Toronto 2B, 1952.

JAMA. 1952;150(15):1548. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680150102041

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This book is the last published work of the author, and as such it stands as a very definite contribution to orthopedic literature. The book is really a summary of the diagnosis and treatment of congenital dysplasia of the hip joint over many years. The author shows the results, which are frequently poor, of the treatment of this congenital condition of the hip in children who have not been given diagnoses or been treated until they have reached 2 to 5 years of age. In contrast with the older teaching, the author emphasizes the fact that congenital luxation or dysplasia of the hip joint may be recognized very early in life, particularly in the newborn and early postnatal period. He gives the tests and roentgenographic features of early recognition very clearly, so that early diagnosis not only can but should be made. As a matter of fact, the author almost

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