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February 1948

Bone Dystrophies: A Systematic Review and Correlation.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(2):255. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020266012

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This monograph presents a rather complete review of the literature pertaining to dystrophies of bone. As a practical manual for study, however, it lacks coherence and would be of little value to the student or practitioner. The basic context consists largely of direct quotations from various authors. The multiplicity of quotations, with insufficient correlation or discussion, is confusing. The monograph is further handicapped by numerous typographic errors and the lack of illustrations. A few interesting charts have been devised by the author to aid in classification of the diseases. Roentgenographic illustrations would greatly enhance the value of an article covering so complicated a subject.

This publication will be of value primarily for the abstracts of the literature it contains.

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