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August 23, 1965

Problem Cases From Fracture Grand Rounds at the Massachusetts General Hospital

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Durham, NC


By William Hamilton Harris, William Norman Jones, and Otto E. Aufranc. 371 pp, 199 illus. $20. C. V. Mosby Co., 3207 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63103, 1965

JAMA. 1965;193(8):691. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090080053030

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At fracture grand rounds the orthopedic staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital debated the management of 48 problem cases. Each discussion followed a uniform format, conversational in type, presenting the history of a patient, analysis of his injury, summary of his treatment, and comments about the treatment. The editors have organized the cases into groups on an anatomic basis, with sections on the foot and ankle, the leg, the knee, the femur, the hip, the acetabulum, the spine, and the upper limb, plus a final section on pathological fractures. Under each heading a minimum of four fractures was presented. Radiographs of excellent quality illustrated each fracture, and in a few cases clinical photographs indicated concomitant soft-tissue injury.

Although The Journal published the cases singly in its "Fracture of the Month" series, suggesting that the book is intended for students and practitioners, the material will appeal chiefly to orthopedic surgeons. Most

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