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March 14, 1885

Bodily Deformities and their Treatment. A Handbook of Practical Orthopædics.

JAMA. 1885;IV(11):302-304. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390860022015

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This latest contribution to the literature of orthopædic surgery, is the first of a series of monographs on the various departments of surgery, medicine, and gynæcology, of a comprehensive and concise character. As stated by the author in his preface, with the exception of works on some of the sections of orthopaedic surgery, by well-known orthopædic veterans, no book of any authoritative character, i.e., founded on a large special and general experience, has, for many years, appeared in Great Britain. Nor is there, so far as he knows, a work in any language dealing with orthopædics, in its modern sense; and this gap he has endeavored to fill by the work under consideration.

The book is divided into five parts with an appendix. Part I. is devoted to a general consideration of orthopaedic surgery, and to rickets, surgically considered. In his general discussion of the subject of orthopædic surgery, the

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