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March 15, 1952

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Instructional Course Lectures. Volume VIII, 1951

JAMA. 1952;148(11):973. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930110095034

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This volume meets the high standards set by the previous instructional course lectures. The authors are eminent orthopedists and are authorities on the subjects of their lectures. The material is based, for the most part, on the authors' experiences and has some value as a reference. It is, however, difficult to read, since there is little or no continuity of subject matter.

The purpose of the book is to preserve a series of valuable lectures that were selected from lectures given at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in January, 1951. It is an excellent selection of timely subjects of current interest. The illustrations and plates are clear, and there is a bibliography following each article. The style of writing varies with each lecturer. This series of lectures includes a complete symposium on medullary fixation of the femur and on cortisone and corticotropin. In addition to the symposiums, there are

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