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April 27, 1957

Clinical Orthopaedics. Number 8

JAMA. 1957;163(17):1658. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970520092029

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This volume is similar in content to the previous volumes of this series in that the first portion deals with a specific general subject under discussion and the second part consists of individual presentations on various orthopedic subjects. It begins with an excellent biographical sketch of Lewis Bower, showing his personal influence on orthopedic surgery in this country. The next section deals primarily with chronic hereditary diseases and developmental anomalies. The various subdivisions are well presented and adequate bibliographies are included. The photographs and line drawings used throughout this book are well done and are more than adequate to clarify the subject matter. Of the presentations in the last half of the book, that on hemophilic arthropathy is especially good. The combined papers on motorist injuries and motorist safety are excellent. Everyone having to deal with trauma would do well to read this section, be he physician, automobile manufacturer, or

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