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This, the latest work on orthopedic surgery, is also one of the best thus far published, a coincidence which is often not the case. The author considers the subject in a manner born of an intimate personal knowledge of the conditions treated, and in a style that is both interesting and pleasant. The relative frequency with which the different conditions present themselves to the surgeon has been used as a basis for determining the amount of space to be devoted to each. The wisdom of such a division of space is questionable, for it is usually the case that the rarer conditions are the ones most difficult to diagnose, and therefore most frequently overlooked or mistaken. Thus, more space could with advantage have been devoted to such subjects as syphilitic diseases of the joints, hysteric spine, joint diseases in connection with diseases of the nervous system, some of the painful
A Treatise on Orthopedic Surgery.. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(9):599. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480090051022
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