First published by Henry Frowde (Oxford University Press) in 1919, this successful book by a famous English scientist has long been out of print, and even single copies have become hard to find. To meet the present need in this country, this limited edition has been reproduced in photographic facsimile and so skilfully executed that it is not possible to distinguish it from an original printing.
The 20 chapters are based on a score of lectures by the author that incorporate the many advances made in World War I. They were designed, as the subtitle of the book indicates, to illuminate the principles of orthopedic treatment with the light shed by the men, mostly British, who achieved much in this field. The book, therefore, has value for other persons than the reader of medical history, a value incidentally that would be considerably increased if one more chapter could have been