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January 9, 1991

Pediatric Orthopedics

Author Affiliations

Kennedy Memorial Hospital for Children Brighton, Mass

Kennedy Memorial Hospital for Children Brighton, Mass


vols 1,2,3,4, by Mihran O. Tachdjian, 2nd ed, 3740 pp, with 1555 illus, $375, ISBN 0-7216-8726-1, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1990.

JAMA. 1991;265(2):283-284. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03460020141048

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Lovell and Winter's Pediatric Orthopedics, vols 1,2, edited by Raymond T. Morrissy, 3rd ed, 1228 + pp, with 1283 illus, $195, ISBN 0-397-50914-6, Philadelphia, Pa, JB Lippincott, 1990.  Both the four-volume textbook by Tachdjian and the two-volume work edited by Morrissy are new editions. Each has been a standard reference in every library for pediatric orthopedic surgeons in the United States, and the new editions undoubtedly will continue to be popular.There are significant changes in each book that are noteworthy. Tachdjian, in the 18-year interval between editions, has rewritten the entire text and doubled its size, and he now emphasizes his personal preferences as to treatment. Morrissy, having assumed editorial responsibility from Lovell and Winter, has substituted new authors for about half the chapters, has written two of them himself, and has divided up a few of the others. However, the organization of both books has not changed significantly and