Book Reviews
October 1931


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By NATHANIEL ALLISON and R. K. GHORMLEY. Price, $9 net. Pp. 196. New York: William Wood & Company, 1931.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;42(4_PART_I):961. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940160229022

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To record the findings and to study the results in 289 instances of joint disease limited to arthritis is a difficult task. The authors of this study devoted six years to their investigation, and as a result they have issued a monograph. The chapters devoted to joint tuberculosis and to joint disease of uncertain origin are the best. Those on traumatic joints and acute pyogenic infections of joints seem weak in description, results and enumeration of patients.

In general, the main discussions in each chapter are of a conversational type. They lack conciseness and manifest considerable repetition with some inconsistencies. The student will profit chiefly from study of the case records and the excellent illustrations, excepting the colored ones of gross specimens.

The format of the book is very pleasing. The large type permits easy reading, but there are occasional jars to the erudite eye from misspelled words, inverted halftones

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