May 1954

Diseases of Muscle: A Study in Pathology.

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By Raymond D. Adams, D. Denny-Brown, and Carl L. Pearson. Price, $16. Pp. 556, with 184 illustrations. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 49 E. 33d St., New York 16, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(5):656-657. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090644023

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"Diseases of Muscle," being the first book in English on the subject, will aid teachers and practitioners alike in the basic study of this complex tissue. Dr. Raymond Adams, Dr. D. Denny-Brown, and Dr. Carl M. Pearson open their 556-page treatise with an anatomic, histologic, and physiologic study of the normal muscle. The experimental pathology chapter is most stimulating. The authors very ably present factual and theoretical ideas from their own research as well as from the world literature on the subject. They carefully evaluate conflicting views with reservations and good judgment. The reader is frequently referred to source material. The references at the end of each chapter are numerous and basic.

The latter half of the book is devoted to the pathology of the various well-recognized and obscure diseases of the muscle. Congenital absence, contractures, myositis, tumors, muscular dystrophies, traumatic and circulatory disease, and spinal and muscular atrophys are

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