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November 25, 1939

Operative Orthopedics

JAMA. 1939;113(22):1986. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800470062028

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At last we have a book that lives up to its title. The volume is intended for the orthopedic specialist, the industrial surgeon and the general surgeon. It is written out of the experience of a small group who have had tremendous experience and excellent guidance by an administrator and capable technician. The book should be well received by orthopedic surgeons, industrial surgeons and general surgeons. The author has correlated the mechanical and surgical principles of orthopedic practice and has emphasized the practical physiologic principles. The choice of material is fine and the presentation, composition and organization of the book are excellent. The author has drawn freely from the literature, and his choice is most acceptable. Operations are described and grouped according to the diseases for which they are most applicable. The chapter on surgical technic includes preparation before and after treatment; there are also chapters on apparatus and surgical

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