March 1951

Pathology of Articular and Spinal Diseases.

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By Douglas H. Collins, O.B.E., M.D. Price, $7. Pp. 332, with 199 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(3):472. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810030145016

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This is a record of the author's 15 years' experience and interest in the pathological aspects of articular diseases. The careful observations of articular and other related pathological changes, as well as clinical information pertaining thereto, are ably written and are supplemented by abundant illustrations of both gross and microscopic tissues. Perhaps a subsequent edition will present at least some of these in color. The text is easily read and especially free of typographic errors, an additional indication of the careful preparation of this book.

Included is a review, excellently prepared, of articular anatomy and embryology which will be of especial value to physicians not in daily contact, surgically or pathologically, with the tissues affected in rheumatic diseases. Other subjects discussed are trauma ("in no form of joint disease can the influence of trauma be entirely disregarded"), osteoarthritis ("the initial lesion is destruction rather than degeneration"), gout (including certain American

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