May 1948

The Foot and Ankle: Their Injuries, Diseases, Deformities and Disabilities.

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By Philip Lewin, M.D. Third edition. Price $11 (buckram). Pp. 847, with 389 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1947.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1948;81(5):792. doi:10.1001/archinte.1948.00220230190012

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Whether it is logical to assemble in one massive book everything to be known about the foot is an interesting question for discussion. For example, should arthritis of the foot be discussed in a book on arthritis or in a book on the foot? Do the circulatory disturbances in the foot belong under the same covers with bunions or are the latter best dealt with in an orthopedic treatise? Be this as it may, Dr. Lewin's book is now in its third edition, so that there is evidently a place for topographic medicine of this sort. The volume is a handsome one, well and profusely illustrated, and there is a lengthy bibliography. The reviewer is glad to have the book on his shelves.

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