This is a reference book for residents, orthopedists, and others with enough experience and training to be able to profit by reading and following the recommendations of a master surgeon of the bones and joints. The author has contributed many new ideas and principles which have increased knowledge of the causes of crippling conditions and the methods by which they can best be treated.
Appropriately, this book begins with a chapter in which the importance of knowledge of the physiology of the bones and joints is emphasized. In the second chapter the pathology of the bones and joints is discussed. The subject material with regard to orthopedics is divided according to regions of the body, beginning with the spine and ribs and ending with a chapter on the foot. In addition, there are chapters on neuromuscular disabilities, tumors of the bone, and the principles of braces and other apparatus. The