Coley has prepared an exhaustive treatise on neoplasms of bone and related conditions based on the large material of the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases and his extensive experience as attending surgeon of that institution.
The early chapters deal with the classification and proper approach to the study of neoplastic disease, including etiology, diagnostic surveys and blood chemistry studies of neoplastic and other related diseases of bone. Benign tumors are dealt with first, including osteomas, chondromas, hemangiomas and myxomas, and a number of allied conditions, as bone cysts, are correlated, especially from the standpoint of differential diagnosis. Primarily malignant tumors of bone are discussed in great detail with respect to etiology, diagnosis and treatment. Brief consideration is given both to benign and malignant tumors involving bone by extension, and to metastatic tumors involving bone. Under bone tumors in special localities, those of the skull, jaw, thoracic wall, pelvis,