Book Reviews
April 1932

"Orthopädische Therapie in der Allgemeinpraxis" angeborene Deformitäten.

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By Dr. Hans Spitzy. Price, 7 marks. Pp. 115, with 49 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(4):1045. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950040245023

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Packed in the clearly printed 115 pages of this little brochure is found all the information required by the general practitioner for recognizing and treating congenital deformities. Starting with wry neck and passing through congenital elevation of the scapula, including dub hand, polydactylism and deformities of hip, knee and foot, the author gives brief descriptions of symptoms, backed by illustrative photographs of patients.

The last part of the treatise covers the congenital malformations of the spine, pseudarthroses, cartilaginous exostoses and the various spastic paralyses. Indications for operation and outlines of technic are given for deformities requiring surgical procedures, always with an admonition to use the trained surgeon for these purposes whenever possible. Coming from this master orthopedist, the instructions can be relied on and easily consulted by the busy practitioner when confronted by these deformities. It is a delightful book.

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