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February 14, 1931

A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery.

JAMA. 1931;96(7):554. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720330074040

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Whitman's has been one of the standard textbooks on orthopedic surgery for the student, general practitioner and orthopedic surgeon since the first edition in 1901. The text of the present revision contains twenty-four chapters of excellent orthopedic manuscript and illustrations that are well arranged and easily read. One is impressed with the fact that the book is a compilation of years of work and experience with the ultimate attainment of an excellent textbook. In undertaking a revision of his text, the author did not bring the statistics down to date except in a few instances. There seems to have been no attempt to modernize the photographic description of various orthopedic conditions. No description is given of several new important features in recent developments in the orthopedic field. There is no mention of the Galeazzi apparatus in the treatment of scoliosis. Orr's treatment of osteomyelitis is given only one page. There

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