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July 6, 1929

Diseases and Deformities of the Spine and Thorax.

JAMA. 1929;93(1):58. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710010064039

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This monograph was written by a man peculiarly qualified to write it. His knowledge of English, French, German and Italian orthopedic literature is unusually intimate and complete. The subject is of importance to every orthopedic surgeon. The presentation of the material is excellent, as is the sequence of the subject matter treated. Emphasis has been placed on the proper subjects. There is much originality in the book, which reflects the author's intensive study and research work on the conditions discussed. His choice of illustrations is excellent, and the execution is on the whole satisfactory. Numerous roentgenograms, line drawings and anatomic sketches should be of value to the reader. The subject of congenital deformities of the spine and thorax has been treated extensively, and the chapter on spondylolisthesis has been well done. In the chapter on scoliosis, the author has referred to almost every good article that has appeared in the

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