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It is seven years since the first edition of this work was issued from the press, and became familiar to a large part of the profession. In preparing this second edition for the press, the author has carefully revised and rearranged the entire work, rendering it more systematic and complete. The chapters on spondylitis and lateral curvature have been entirely rewritten. This thorough revision has not only rendered the present edition more methodical in the arrangement of topics and more full in their consideration, but it has corrected some errors in dates that had been found in the first. Many pages of new matter and fifty-two new and excellent illustrations have been added to the present volume. The work embraces thirty-two lectures, originally delivered in the amphitheater of the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, in which are discussed and illustrated the following topics: History of Orthopedy; Deformities; Malformations; Talipes; Diseases of