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July 31, 1937

Handbook of Orthopaedic Surgery

JAMA. 1937;109(5):386. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780310064033

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The teacher of orthopedic surgery has long felt the need of a textbook that would present the subject in a form which could be read and understood by the student whose background is incomplete and whose future plans probably do not include an attempt to specialize in orthopedic surgery. Shands has prepared such a book. The text is easy to read and the illustrations consist entirely of artist's drawings, most of which are diagrammatic enough to show at a single glance diagnostic methods and technic. The arrangement of the twenty-four chapters of the book makes it easy to divide the subjects into a logical sequence for class lectures. Emphasis has been correctly placed on pathogenesis and diagnosis, although in a few instances more is said about specialized types of treatment than would seem to be necessary. In a text designed primarily to teach students orthopedic principles, details of surgical technic

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