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June 21, 1952

A Textbook of Orthopedics with a Section on Neurology in Orthopedics

JAMA. 1952;149(8):796. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930250078038

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A new and up-to-date textbook of orthopedics has been urgently needed, and this book supplies the need exceedingly well. The average medical student is given relatively little time for study or instruction in orthopedics. This book will aid him in attaining a better understanding of the subject; however, the book is lengthy for the average medical student, so the material is more relevant for the orthopedic resident and the younger man practicing orthopedic surgery. It should also be useful for the physician whose practice is not limited to orthopedic surgery but who does some orthopedic work. This is particularly true in regard to the description of some of the rarer orthopedic disabilities or in those cases in which differential diagnosis should be carefully considered. The book is readable, and each section is well arranged. The references at the conclusion of each chapter cover the literature well, so that further reading

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