March 1958

Bone Diseases in Medical Practice.

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By I. Snapper, M.D. Price, $15.00. Pp. 224, with 48 pages of gravure illustrations. Grune & Stratton, Inc., 381 Fourth Ave., New York, 1957.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(3):339-340. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050341031

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The author states that the writing "of the manuscript is difficult, the reproduction of the representative roentgenograms a heart-breaking task." Certainly a book which reads as well as this and which covers so wide a field concisely and thoroughly demands exacting labor as well as an author deeply interested in every aspect of the history, physiology, pathology, and clinical features of bone disease. The illustrations may disappoint the author, but they will surprise and inform the reader.

While the congenital anomalies of bone and the bone lesions secondary to vascular disease, trauma, and arthritis are omittted from consideration, the bone changes of hemolytic anemias, of leukemia and lymphoma, and of rare disorders of infancy such as Caffey's cortical hyperostosis are fully described and depicted. This is a book which every internist and pediatrician will find agreeable to study and invaluable as a reference text.

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