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December 19, 1936

Orthopædic Surgery

JAMA. 1936;107(25):2079. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770510069035

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The first edition was reviewed in The Journal Sept. 2, 1933. It was pointed out that the book was an outgrowth of the author's lectures in clinics given under the direction of Professor Fraser and that it reflected the general surgical rather than the orthopedic point of view. In the present edition the author claims to have benefited by the criticisms with which his first edition was received. He has added the more important developments in orthopedic surgery that have appeared since 1933. Several of the sections have been rewritten, including those on pneumococcic arthritis, gonococcic arthritis, hemophilic arthritis, hysterical joints and the muscular dystrophies. There are two new chapters on circulatory disturbances of the extremities and on manipulative surgery. All these additions resulted in 200 additional pages and thirtyseven additional illustrations. Most of the illustrations in the present edition are instructive. However, they would be more instructive if the

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