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September 1, 1956

Modern Trends in Orthopedics (Second Series)

JAMA. 1956;162(1):80. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970180082037

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This is the second volume dealing with modern trends in orthopedics and is part of a series of books that includes each of the major fields of medicine and surgery. Each of the orthopedic volumes was edited by Sir Harry Platt, who states in the introduction: "In this new volume, a number of topics of contemporary interest have been deliberately selected in order to focus attention on problems less widely ranging than those which form the content of the first series of Modern Trends in Orthopaedics." The text is beautifully written and printed, and the illustrations are clearly reproduced. The various chapters deal with reconstructive surgery of the hip, peripheral nerve injuries, the role of antibiotics in the treatment of bone and joint tuberculosis, congenital dislocation of the hip, muscle and tendon transposition in poliomyelitis, internal derangements of the knee, traumatic paraplegia, Pott's paraplegia, displacement of the upper epiphysis of

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