by Pierre Maroteaux, 457 pp, 450 illus, Flammarion Medecine-Sciences, 1974.
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We now have available, in one volume, much of the rich experience of one of the most renowned investigators in the field of abnormalities of the skeleton. Although the text is in French, the more than 450 figures including some diagrams and clinical photographs, as well as roentgenograms, make it a useful reference source, even for those who have no knowledge of French. Moreover, because the scientific terms used in French and in English are so similar, almost all the legends and much of the text are still surprisingly intelligible to the nonpolyglot; and one can almost always find someone who can translate a specific section selected because of a pertinent illustration or the discovery of a recognized term.
The volume is divided into six sections. The first is a brief discussion of the nature of bone, and of bone growth. The second is a 150-page section describing constitutional disorders
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