By J. I. P. James, with additional chapter by P. A. Zorab and Ruth Wynne-Davies. Price, $10. Pp 248. The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore 21202, 1967.
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Doctor James has written an excellent monograph with a wealth of clinical material. The clinical manifestations of this subject are very well organized and well documented. The organization presents well the various clinical divisions of scoliosis and etiology, diagnosis and management. It is obvious that clinical material differs somewhat in Britain and the United States, but this in no way detracts from the excellence of the text. Photographs and graphs are first rate and illustrate clearly the points intended by the author. The subject is well presented in adequate detail for both the pediatrician and the orthopedic surgeon. There are excellent chapters on the genetics and the medical aspects of scoliosis. In discussing treatment, there may be some differences of opinion. The use of the Milwaukee brace is well presented and illustrated. Although there have been advances in the fabrication of the brace, they are of necessity not presented, since
PERLMAN AW. Scoliosis. Am J Dis Child. 1968;116(3):337. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1968.02100020341025