Book Reviews
May 1942

The 1941 Yearbook of Industrial and Orthopedic Surgery.

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Edited by Charles F. Painter, M.D. Price, $3.00. Pp. 432, with 353 illustrations. Chicago: The Year Book Publishers, Inc., 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(5):1010. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010050174017

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The author has made a comprehensive review of the recent literature (with references to previous articles) on industrial and orthopedic surgery and presented it in a small volume.

It reveals the marked advance and progress which orthopedic surgery is making from the work of the old-time so-called "harness makers" to the present day orthopedic surgeons, who have availed themselves of the development of surgical technic. Several procedures have been devised which are of assistance to the general surgeon in the selection of the proper operation for any particular patient.

The text, which is appropriately illustrated by prints of roentgenograms and photographs pertaining to the individual orthopedic subjects, is easily read and understood. The subject material includes disabilities from disease or trauma of the bones, joints, nerves and muscles, i. e. the structures of support of the body and the mechanism for function of the extremities. It contains diagnostic measures along

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