This book actually covers the whole field of orthopedics, at lease with reference to diagnosis. Cases that would be treated in the office have a much more extensive diagnosis and differential diagnosis, while those that would of necessity be hospital cases are mentioned briefly, since these should not be considered a part of office practice of orthopedics. Many of the procedures mentioned can be done in the office if the necessary equipment is at hand; however, a considerable amount of such work is usually done at the hospital.
This edition is up-to-date with regard to treatment and refers to many new methods or new drugs that have been announced within the last six months. While most of the outlined treatment is generally accepted, all of the suggested methods of treatment are not universally accepted, and several are definitely controversial. Many of the drawings and illustrations are borrowed from other books