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October 17, 1959

Clinical Orthopaedics. Number 13: Spring, 1959

JAMA. 1959;171(7):1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010250179032

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This volume is similar in format to the preceding ones but also includes the cumulative index for volumes 7 to 12. The first article is a tribute to the late Dr. Sterling Bunnell and gives a brief review of his many accomplishments, with stress on his interest in and his influence on surgery of the hand. The following 17 chapters are devoted to surgical problems of the hand, a field in which Dr. Bunnell was a pioneer. Chapter 2 is most interesting as it deals with the comparative anthropology of man's hand. All too few orthopedists have sufficient knowledge of this aspect of their field. The other chapters in this section are well written and amply illustrated. Although it presents nothing really new, this section constitutes an excellent review and stresses "conservative therapy" in the sense of saving everything that will improve function rather than a merely nonoperative approach. The

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