In the field of orthopedic surgery there are standard works which regularly appear, refurbished, in new editions; there are newer books bidding to become such fixtures; and there are the monographs expressing an individual point of view or summarizing the present state of our knowledge on particular subjects. All of these different categories are represented in the present review.
With the aid of collaborators, Shands has made the latest edition of Handbook of Orthopaedic Surgery (R. Shands, Jr. and R. B. Raney, with the collaboration of H. R. Brashear, ed 6, Mosby, 1963, $11.50) equal to its predecessors. It is still the best single volume on the subject. Ideally suited for students, it is here that it finds its greatest usefulness. Orthopaedic Surgery (Sir W. Mercer and R. B. Duthie, ed 6, Williams & Wilkins, 1964, $24.50) also appears with a new collaboration. This book, originally wholly British, is