The authors of this book have not attempted to write on orthopedic surgery, but have developed and amplified a number of papers previously published into this very considerable volume of clinical studies. It seemed best to them to include only those diseases which are most common, and to endeavor to give a concise statement of such matters pertaining to etiology, diagnosis and treatment as they have found helpful and satisfying to the patient and suggestive to the physician.
The book is divided into three sections. The first, entitled "Tuberculosis of the Bones and Joints," really comprises only tuberculosis of the joints and so much of the bone ends as are practically always involved in joint tuberculosis and pass ordinarily under the name of joint tuberculosis.
The second section, "Non-Tuberculous Diseases of the Joints," will be found to be the most interesting part of the book. It comprises infectious arthritis, atrophic