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It takes a great imagination to credit Sir Robert Peal, Prime Minister of Britain in 1834, with an opinion about the clavicle, but Mercer Rang can and does. His imagination makes what would have to be described as a happy book. Like most books, even medical texts, it is, to a certain extent, autobiographical. He is a man with a troubled conscience leading to thorough care, a willingness to look up his past results to make certain he is right, and a puckish sense of humor. The text will have interest emotionally for both orthopedists and students.
This book is clearly laid out in double-column type that helps keep costs down and brings the illustrations into a close association with the written word. The occasional use of cartoons sometimes makes a point and also relieves the monotony. The English is excellent in terms of clarity and interest, and every now
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