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January 9, 1981

Paediatric Orthopaedics and Fractures

JAMA. 1981;245(2):184. doi:10.1001/jama.1981.03310270062038

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It has been eight years since the first appearance of this comprehensive treatise on orthopedics and fractures in children; a new edition after such an interval is both timely and welcome. Since the first edition, the book has expanded by approximately 600 pages and appears in two volumes, with a considerable increase in price. The overall format has been retained. The first volume deals with the diagnosis and general principles of management, normal and abnormal development of the skeleton, developmental affections of the skeletal system, and congenital and developmental abnormalities of the upper and lower limbs and spine. In the second volume are included abnormalities of the epiphyses, diseases of the neuromuscular system and soft tissues, infections and diseases of bone and joints, endocrine and metabolic diseases of bones, tumors and tumor-like processes of bones, and fractures and joint injuries.

Much revision and rewriting have been done. New material is