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March 11, 1916

Orthopedic Surgery.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(11):835. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580370055039

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The new edition of this work is abridged by the omission of many references and much of the discussion of the views of other writers. As a standard textbook for the use of students, it remains satisfactory. As a reference book for practitioners, it leaves much to be desired. Some of the descriptions of operations and methods of treatment are not sufficiently detailed to be of service. The chapter on congenital clubfoot is especially weak in this regard. The Hibbs operation for spinal tuberculosis is described as originally performed, no mention being made of the modifications introduced since 1911. The technic of plaster of Paris work and the details of mechanical apparatus are handled in too general a manner. The presswork is excellent, but the proofreading has been somewhat careless. For instance, on page 361, line 11, "tendon" should be "tenotome." The illustrations are many and well chosen. The vast

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