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October 17, 1959

Orthopaedics: Principles and Their Application

JAMA. 1959;171(7):1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010250179030

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To anyone engaged in the teaching of residents in orthopedic surgery this book may well be the fulfillment of a dream. Active orthopedists have all wished that they might find the time to impart their knowledge by producing a volume such as this. This book presents the accumulation of many years of thoughtful collection of data, tempered by the author's experience and broadmindedness. It is to the author's credit that he has treated controversial subjects with short, but adequate, presentations of other methods of treatment. He uses admirable restraint and presents a conservative approach.

This volume should be of immense value, not only to residents but also as a ready reference book for the active practitioner, orthopedist, general surgeon, and internist. The format of this volume is such that few subjects in orthopedics will be difficult to locate. It is gratifying to note that fractures as such were omitted from

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