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The author has made an extensive review of the literature of osteomyelitis and presents this mass of information in an interesting manner. Moreover, he discusses the subject with a background of extensive personal experience and presents his own conclusions. In addition to the discussion of etiology, of the clinical aspects of the disease, and of therapy, there is an excellent historical summary in the introduction, and a chapter upon the anatomy of bone.
The "watchful waiting" principle of treatment is advocated in the majority of acute cases which do not show abscess pockets. It is of interest to internists to
Osteomyelitis.. Ann Intern Med. ;8:1702. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-12-1702_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(12):1702.
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