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This is a new English edition of the author's well known monograph on a selected group of degenerative bone diseases. It consists of chapters on Recklinghausen's disease, on hyperplasia of the parathyroid secondary to other diseases, on avitaminosis D including fetal, infantile, late rickets and osteomalacia, on Paget's disease of the bone, on the lipoid granulomatosis, on Gaucher's disease and on multiple myeloma. Earlier editions of the author's studies of degenerative bone diseases appeared in the Netherlands and in France in 1938. The chapter on hyperparathyroidism is introduced by the author with a clear and concise historical review. In this he demonstrates his ability to select the high points on the road of our advancing knowledge without being burdensome by overquotations. This same discernment is evident also in his introductory discussions on lipoid granulomatosis and other conditions, especially Paget's disease.
From the diagnostic point of view, one cannot fail to
Medical Clinics on Bone Diseases: A Text and Atlas. JAMA. 1944;124(15):1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850150072036
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