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January 3, 1959

Tumors and Tumorous Conditions of the Bones and Joints

JAMA. 1959;169(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000180092029

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Dr. Jaffe, one of the more eminent contributors to the literature of the pathology of bones and bone tumors, has gathered together his personal experience in this elegantly produced book. The presentation includes an adequate discussion of the clinical features and course, an excellent differential diagnosis, and a section on the radiologic and pathological findings of the conditions discussed. The radiologic appearances and the gross lesions are frequently juxtaposed in such a fashion as to be of maximal teaching value. This beautifully illustrated and well-organized book should be of particular value to orthopedists, pathologists, and radiologists. The section on the jaw bones should be of special value to dentists. Gout, a condition of tumor-like appearance, has not been included in this edition. Pathologists generally may object to the use of the word "mis-reading" on pages 90 and 388 to mean false interpretation of the pathological findings on a slide. More

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