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This book, on the pathologic physiology of the vertebra, was written by a man of excellent qualifications, as proved by his previous book on diseases of the bones. The book includes descriptions and illustrations of congenital, constitutional and functional disturbances of the vertebrae. A noteworthy feature is the emphasis placed on the embryologic aspects of each of the subjects discussed. There is an interesting roentgenogram of a case of arthritis deformans of the costotransverse joint. Of especial interest are chapters on embryology of the spine, homologues of the ribs, the different types of lumbar ribs, cuneiform or wedged-shaped vertebrae, congenital scoliosis, Klippel-Feil syndrome, disturbances of the nucleus pulposus, angioma of the thoracic vertebrae, chondrodystrophia foetalis, generalized thickening of the vertebral bodies, isolated thickening of individual vertebral bodies, malacia of the vertebrae including osteitis fibrosa and osteomalacia, acromegaly with thoracic kyphosis, dystrophia adiposogenitalis, hypertrophic arthritis, spondylolisthesis and posture. The illustrations, which
Pathologische Physiologie der Wirbelsäule: Angeborene, konstitutionelle und funktionelle Veränderungen. JAMA. 1932;99(3):248. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550062037
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