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October 24, 1966

Bone Tumours

Author Affiliations

Rochester, Minn

JAMA. 1966;198(4):491. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110170203052

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This short book is designed especially "for the medical student and for the postgraduate student working for a higher qualification in surgery." The author, Dr. William D. Graham, is professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Witwatersrand. He has, I believe, achieved his goal of providing worthwhile, concise information concerning neoplasms and a few of the non-neoplastic conditions that simulate neoplasms of bone.

The classification employed is conventional and up-to-date. The general comments regarding various lesions are in line with the consensus of other experts in the field. The text is not designed as a reference for the pathologist faced with diagnostic problems since it contains no photomicrographs and no detailed discussion of histopathology. It does, however, include 57 photographs of roentgenograms. These are of generally excellent quality. A bibliography, which includes most of the key references, is provided.

The final chapter gives useful hints regarding biopsy procedures, discusses