August 23, 1958

Outline of Orthopaedics

JAMA. 1958;167(17):2152. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990340112026

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In the preface to the first edition of this textbook, the author states that it is intended primarily to help students who are studying for the qualifying examinations and that he hopes it will also be of help to practitioners whose work brings them into occasional contact with orthopedic problems and to physiotherapists and orthopedic nurses. The illustrations are well selected and clearly reproduced. The text is concise and easy to read. The introduction includes a brief but interesting history of orthopedics. Chapter 1 describes various clinical methods used in examining a patient and arriving at a diagnosis. Methods of nonoperative and operative treatment are briefly described. Chapter 2 discusses various deformities of joints, bones, and soft tissue and neurological disorders. Chapters 3 to 10 describe the orthopedic conditions that may affect different regions of the body. The author is the assistant editor of the Journal of Bone and Joint

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