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April 12, 1941

The 1940 Year Book of Industrial and Orthopedic Surgery

JAMA. 1941;116(15):1745. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820150135028

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This is a welcome addition to the literature on industrial and orthopedic surgery. It is aimed at keeping a doctor abreast of developments in these specialties. It presents the essential working facts of two hundred and seventy-six articles chosen by the editor from eighty-six publications, forty-six of them issued in the United States and forty in fifteen foreign countries. Seventy-seven operations are presented, with step by step technic in thirty-seven; eighty-six clinical and operating room studies, each with an application to everyday orthopedic measures. Forty-two case reports cover a wide range of reconstructive surgery. Eighty-two lesions are discussed.

While it does not include every article published during the year, this volume presents a cross section of the more important contributions. The book is well organized and the summaries and abstracts are concise. There are numerous references to the foreign and American literature. The book reflects the various trends in orthopedic

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