January 1975

Atlas of Hand Surgery

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by Robert A. Chase, 438 pp, $30, WB Saunders Co, 1973.

Arch Surg. 1975;110(1):132. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1975.01360070132037

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Hand surgery has now evolved to the point where it badly needs an atlas since the classical texts are far too densely written to permit an easy entry by either the beginning or even moderately experienced hand surgeon. Dr. Chase's atlas fills this gaping void admirably and should serve as a cornerstone in the practice of many hand surgeons in the years to come. The atlas itself is an attractive, weighty volume whose format and every page bespeaks the vigorous personality of the author. The format itself is clear and bold, with large print headings and adequate space between the paragraphs and illustrations, permitting easy understanding and access. In each section, the author presents the principles of the problem to be dealt with in a brief paragraph or two, and then uses specific examples to amplify the principles. The illustrations reinforce the points and, of course, are the heart of

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