The publication of selected subjects from the 1946 instructional courses on regional orthopedic surgery and fundamental orthopedic problems is of commendable interest to the orthopedic surgeon, the general surgeon and the medical practitioner. The lecturers are all senior orthopedic surgeons of experience and ability.
Among the numerous subjects dealt with, particular emphasis has been placed on the shoulder, hip and foot-ankle region. Excellent papers on the anatomy of the region concerned, which are not too detailed but adequate for the problems considered, open each series. The symptoms, pathology and diagnosis of the frequent causes of disability affecting these large joints are capably and thoroughly discussed. The most comprehensive are those dealing with the shoulder, especially stiffness, pain and moderate injury; and this section is of inestimable value to the young specialist and the general man. It is regrettable that papers dealing with the costoclavicular syndrome and ruptured intervertebral disk lesion