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March 22, 1924

Surgery of the Spine and Extremities. A Text Book for Students and Practitioners.

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By R. Hunstall Taylor, B.A., M.D., F.A.C.S., Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the University of Maryland and College of Physicians and Surgeons. Cloth. Price, $7.50. Pp. 550, with 604 illustrations. Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1923.

JAMA. 1924;82(12):995. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650380063038

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This is intended to be a brief and useful textbook on orthopedic surgery, and the author has made no attempt to make it encyclopedic; but he has attempted to cover such a vast field that many subjects, of necessity, are scantily treated. The book is divided into three parts. Part I deals with orthopedic technic, and is written particularly for the instruction of nurses, students and house physicians. While this information may be of use to those for whom it is written, it leaves relatively little space for the consideration of affections of the spine and the extremities. Part II is devoted to a consideration of spinal affections. This section begins with the discussion of tuberculosis of the spine. Here, as elsewhere, the author uses the adjective "tubercular" instead of the correct word, "tuberculous," which is surprising. "Tubercular" means "knobby," and may be applied to a potato, but not to

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