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The fourth edition of this textbook is a brightly colored, enlarged, and up-to-date revision of the now-classic third edition. Again Dr. Lichtenstein has produced an excellent, practical, and readable book. As is stated in the preface, the format of the book is unchanged, and this includes a brief summary at the end of each chapter. This is particularly helpful to those persons reviewing orthopedic pathology. The new edition includes 40 new illustrations and a new chapter on certain rare primary tumors of bone.
In general, the text reads very easily and the pictures (both of specimens and x-ray films) are of high quality. The overall superb quality of the book speaks for itself and I have no major criticisms. There are a number of areas, however, that deserve comment.
From an orthopedic surgeon's viewpoint, I think that this is the best single text that is up-to-date dealing with bone tumors.
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