January 1953

Textbook of Orthopedics.

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By M. Beckett Howorth, M.D. Price, $16. Pp. 1110, with 463 illustrations. W. B. Saunders Company, 218 W. Washington Sq., Philadelphia 5; 7 Grape St., Shaftesbury Ave., London, W.C. 2, England, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(1):118. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070125012

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This book fills a long recognized need for an orthopedic text in medical schools and private libraries of physicians. The author is to be congratulated on the organization of his subject matter and the clarity and simplicity with which it is set forth, as well as the wise choice of illustrative and tabular material. He has condensed the material into 1,000 pages, using 463 figures and tables. The book is divided into four sections as follows: first, Introduction and Basic Principles of Orthopedic Practice; second, Regional Orthopedics; third, Orthopedic Disorders, and fourth, Neurology in Relation to Orthopedic Practice. The contributing authors are as follows: Dr. Fritz Cramer, who wrote the section on neurology related to orthopedics; Dr. Donovan J. McCune, who contributed notable chapters on many orthopedic subjects; Dr. Orren Babb, who discussed fractures and trauma to the elbow, forearm, and Dr. Littler, who contributed a fine chapter on the

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