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This was written for the medical student and serves as an introduction to the subject of orthopedic surgery. The author believes that orthopedic textbooks in general leave the student confused. He has therefore written the book with the thought of presenting the subject briefly and didactically. He has endeavored to employ simple terms. Few references to the literature are given, and standard procedures of treatment are emphasized. In a few instances, as on the subjects of obstetric paralysis, shoulder disability and apophysitis of the os calcis, more detailed discussion is given. It is to be regretted that under the subject, "Congenital Dislocation of the Hip," no maneuvers are given. Figure 13 reveals a serious mistake by the artist, which was not corrected by the author; in figure 17 the ears are included in the head cast. The discussion on obstetric paralysis reveals the well known authority of the author, whose
Text Book of Orthopedic Surgery for Students of Medicine. JAMA. 1926;86(3):222. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670290062038
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