Book Reviews
November 1947

Bone and Bones: Fundamentals of Bone Biology.

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By Joseph P. Weimann, M.D., and Harry Sicher, M.D. Price, $10. Pp. 423. St. Louis: The C. V. Mosby Company, 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(5):645. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010659010

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With the exception of the volume dealing with bone tumors by Geschickter and Copeland, texts which describe in adequate detail the structure, growth, physiology and pathology of bone have not appeared in the English literature. This is a volume which has been needed for a long time and should be welcomed by all men who have a true scientific interest in orthopedic problems.

One of the authors of this book is a pathologist and the other an anatomist, and the result of combining their knowledge in one volume has proved to be a very happy one.

The studies which have made this book possible were carried out in the Department of Research at Loyola University School of Dentistry, an institution from which other notable texts and research studies have come in years past. The section on pathology of bones is exceptionally inclusive and thorough, dealing with developmental disturbances, adaptational deformities,

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