Book Reviews
November 1937

Handbook of Orthopedic Surgery.

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By A. R. Shands Jr., in collaboration with R. B. Raney. Price, $5. Pp. 593, with 169 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(5):1198. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980050230016

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This textbook is by far the most practical which has appeared for the teaching of orthopedic surgery to students and for the use of practitioners. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the book, however, is the author's presentation of the fundamentals of diseases of the joints and their treatment. Twenty-four chapters have been written in accordance with the arrangement proposed by the committee of the American Orthopaedic Association for undergraduate teaching, and while this form is not perfect, it comes as near to a logical arrangement as is possible for this branch of surgery.

The subject-matter has been chosen to show the types of disorder with which the modern orthopedic surgeon is concerned and is not confined to the experiences of one physician. It is, instead, a composite of the accepted teachings on this subject by contemporary specialists. Where controversial points arise the author displays a nicety of judgment between

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