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February 3, 1951

Regional Orthopedic Surgery

JAMA. 1951;145(5):359. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920230083031

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Dr. Paul C. Colonna received much of his orthopedic training under the tutelage of one of the first great American orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Royal Whitman. The influence of Whitman, who was only satisfied with the best, and who was never patient with mediocrity, was reflected by Dr. Colonna at the University of Oklahoma where he served as Professor of Orthopedic Surgery before he assumed his present position. Throughout his professional career Paul Colonna has been a teacher. As he states in the preface to this book, he has found it advantageous to present the study of orthopedics to both graduate and undergraduate students from a regional approach, which is also used in this newest of a numberof recently published books dealing with the problems of the orthopedic surgeon, diagnoses and clinical management. This book begins with a discussion of the physiology of bones and joints and contains a very careful

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