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November 18, 1933

History and Source Book of Orthopaedic Surgery.

JAMA. 1933;101(21):1667. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740460069041

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The author presents in one volume a history of orthopedic surgery from ancient times up to the present. In his introduction he states that the book makes one realize to what a remarkable degree the men of former times, with their meager physical equipment, developed their skill in the absence of modern technic. The important points of each subject are put in the form of a historical summary. The book might be considered a companion volume to Sir Arthur Keith's Menders of the Maimed. Unfortunately, it is printed in typewritten form and closely spaced. It is this type of book which confirms the statement that the new in medicine is the old that has been forgotten.

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