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July 20, 1957

Orthopedic Surgery in Infancy and Childhood

JAMA. 1957;164(12):1413. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980120117028

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This new book, with particular reference to the orthopedic problems seen primarily in infancy and childhood, is extremely interesting and fills a great need. The average orthopedic textbook is too voluminous, including all possible ramifications of the subject, whereas this book limits the orthopedic problems to the younger age group. The author has arranged the book in a novel manner; instead of discussing the various orthopedic disorders from a textbook standpoint, he presents them by anatomic area, beginning with foot problems, and within these areas demonstrates the pertinent etiological factors. An extensive presentation is made of hand disorders. A chapter on the diseases of bone is interesting, well written, and illustrated with numerous photographs and diagrams. The entire book is excellently illustrated. The only defect is that the author makes little or no mention of amputations and prosthetic appliances. This phase of children's orthopedics has too long been neglected.

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