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October 1940

Principles of Orthopedic Surgery.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1008. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040227029

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The subject matter of this book truthfully lives up to its title. It furnishes a small, but very practical, text for students and in particular for nurses.

The book is not in any sense of the word a reference work, although illustrations and material provide a source of information for those students who otherwise might not see the complete range of orthopedic conditions.

Controversial subjects have been avoided, and there are omissions of minor importance of discussion in the less well known conditions.

The author approaches study and treatment from his own personal viewpoint, and because of his wide experience the discussion is sound, even though didactic. Some of the arrangement of subject matter is unusual and departs from the generally accepted orthopedic classifications. A chapter has been included on the social condition of the crippled child, an aspect that very definitely affects his medical care, and in another chapter

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