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September 19, 2001

Orthopedics: Chapman's Orthopaedic Surgery, vols 1-4

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;286(11):1384-1385. doi:10.1001/jama.286.11.1384-JBK0919-3-1

In science, read, by preference, the newest works; in literature, the oldest.—Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873) Caxtoniana, Essay X

In evaluating the first edition of Operative Orthopaedics in 1989, I wrote that it was a "handsome review of the operations of orthopedics that will undoubtedly appeal to those requiring a state-of-the-art study of a surgical problem, with a handy reference of indications, instrumentation, and techniques."1 This third edition is all that and much more. The text has been completely revised. Even the title has been changed from Operative Orthopaedics to Orthopaedic Surgery to better reflect the amended content, which not only delineates operative techniques but also provides a review of general principles and the nonoperative care of musculoskeletal disorders.