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September 27, 1958

Orthopedic Diseases: Physiology—Pathology—Radiology

JAMA. 1958;168(4):471. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000040107026

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This new volume is well written and brings a fresh viewpoint to many of the disease entities that are described. Each of its sections is practically a monograph. The first deals with connective tissue in general and includes a brief chapter on radiology of the skeletal system. Section 2 deals with disturbances in skeletal development. Each disease entity is described in general, then the roentgenographic manifestations, microscopic appearance, and prognosis are given. Section 3 discusses disturbances in the normally formed skeleton in a similar way, and section 4 is concerned with tumors. The book is excellently illustrated, and the authors are to be commended for the superior quality of these reproductions. This book is one of the best reference books on orthopedic diseases that has been published.

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