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November 7, 1959

Office Orthopedics

JAMA. 1959;171(10):1436. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010280160038

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This book covers such subjects as physical therapy, legs, arms, back, scoliosis, neck, clubfoot, limp, flat foot, bowlegs, and knock knees. The table of contents is confusing. One might question the inclusion in this book of a discussion of painful jaw. The section on scoliosis is poor and the section on the law court is grossly inadequate. The author's consideration of stellate ganglion block as a routine office procedure is highly questionable. The value of hydrocortisone is overemphasized. Prosthesis fitting is hardly an office procedure. The proof reading is poor. The quality of the illustrations ranges from superb to amateurish. The author's excellent qualifications are not reflected in his book. He fails flagrantly to credit original sources of text and illustrations; he furnishes an extensive bibliography and states that he has read every article listed. It is unbelievable that a man could have read so much good material and still

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