March 1974

Pediatric Orthopedics

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(2 volumes), ed 1. By Mihrian O Tachdjian. Price, $65. Pp Vol 1: 766; vol 2: 1,001, with illustrations. WB Saunders Co, West Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105, 1972.

Arch Surg. 1974;108(3):383. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1974.01350270113029

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It has been my privilege to review these two fine volumes on pediatric orthopedic surgery that will undoubtedly prove to be a classic in the field.

The text reads extremely well and its English is impeccable. The diagrams, drawings, and illustrative photographs are excellent. There is an extensive, almost complete bibliography recorded for each subject that is discussed.

The details of the preoperative evaluation of a patient, the various operative procedures available for a specific problem, and the details of postoperative care are stressed. It is wonderful to see the principles taught to us by William T. Green and the many procedures developed by him finally recorded by one of his pupils in a very scholarly way.

I hope that in a future edition a little more emphasis may be placed on the common positional deformities seen in the newborn. The author stresses the use of his brace for aseptic

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