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Studies of the Development and Decay of the Human Frame

Reginald R. Cooper, MD
JAMA. 1968;205(2):118-119. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140280072034.
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Anyone fortunate enough to do both research and clinical medicine has the unique chance to transmit ideas between these disciplines and thereby advance both. The author, having had this opportunity, herein presents a summary of his studies and thoughts of 40 years. Superb microradiographs and photomicro-angiographs proclaim a meticulous mastery of these techniques, especially as they are applied to normal bone and epiphyseal cartilage and to that altered by experiment or disease. Some chapters on clinical disorders (osteomyelitis, fractures) indicate extensive clinical experience. The author draws frequently upon the writings of others to emphasize certain points. The bibliography is extensive and useful.

The author falls short of his avowed purpose of organizing the presentation in a logical sequence. The table of contents forewarns of a prevailing element of disorganization and repetition which at times makes reading difficult. Many figures are an awkward distance from captions which all too often fail

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