March 27, 1967

Bone Tumors: General Aspects and Data on 3,987 Cases

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by David C. Dahlin, ed 2; 285 pp, with illus, $16, Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 1967.

JAMA. 1967;199(13):1013. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03120130099030

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This new edition of Bone Tumors will join the select group of texts that every practicing pathologist will want to have available. It is not a textbook, but rather a report of the author's extensive experience with almost 4,000 bone tumors. To the pathologist or clinician it offers a framework to help him evaluate the course and prognosis of his own cases. And where diagnosis is difficult it provides material which can help the pathologist or radiologist reach a decision.

Dr. Dahlin employs, essentially, the classification of Lichtenstein. Devoting a chapter to each of 23 specific tumor types, he gives a concise summary of his experience, with each type, including the clinical course, radiologic and pathologic findings, treatment, and prognosis. Helpful charts and outlines indicate for each tumor type the distribution of cases by age and site. The roentgenograms and photomicrographs are of high quality and the references are extremely