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May 2, 1959

Clinical Orthopaedics. Number Twelve: Fall, 1958

JAMA. 1959;170(1):136. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010010138035

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This volume is similar in format to the preceding ones in the series. The first article, historical in nature and dealing with the life of Dr. Buckminster Brown, is interesting, and the series dealing with the lives of early orthopedists is well done. Too many of the younger orthopedists do not realize the importance of the contributions of the pioneers in their field, and these articles are an excellent historical review. The first portion of the book deals primarily with problems of disability evaluations and various rehabilitation programs and in general the scope, techniques, and conclusions are well founded. The fact that rehabilitation is a team effort is emphasized. The second section of the book is devoted to general orthopedics and contains many interesting articles. One is on whiplash injuries of the cervical spine. It is felt the term "whiplash" should be deleted as a diagnostic term and "cervical strain

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