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October 7, 1983

Orthopaedic Management of Neuromuscular Disorders

JAMA. 1983;250(13):1778-1779. doi:10.1001/jama.1983.03340130090046

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Drawing mostly from his own practice and experience as a recognized expert in the field of children's orthopedics, Dr Drennan has written a most comprehensive, interesting, and instructive book. Although packed with information for the enthusiast, it is still comfortably brief (306 pages) in this age of the inflated text. Reviewing it was like making personal grand rounds with an experienced and skilled clinician-surgeon, and I found the occasion gratifying with much to stimulate and encourage the practitioner who elects to manage this group of difficult disorders.

The book is "aimed at bridging the growing gap between medical understanding and the increasing inadequacies of medicine to deliver the appropriate quality of care to patients with neuromuscular disorders." It is "directed to the orthopaedist, neurologist, pediatrician and family practitioner, as well as to the allied medical personnel who are involved in this care system."

The statutory (and somewhat cursory) introductory section