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September 1, 1956

Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. Volumes I and II

JAMA. 1956;162(1):79. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970180081029

When the original volume was first written over 15 years ago by Dr. W. C. Campbell there was much comment about the value of the book. There had been a great need for this type of book in orthopedics, and the original book fulfilled that need well. With the many changes that took place during World War II, and as new procedures were established, revision was needed, and this was accomplished in the second edition. This third edition is perhaps the most outstanding book of its kind that has ever been published. The co-authors are to be congratulated for the excellence and completeness of the book. As in previous editions, the subject matter is excellently arranged and the illustrations are outstanding. The authors' decision to have special chapters contributed by eminent authorities adds to the general value of the work. The cost of these volumes is high, but, considering the

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